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Alcohol and drugs

14 Units alcohol

To keep health risks to a low level, it is recommended that you don’t regularly drink more than 14 units of alcohol a week.  It's best to spread these units evenly over three or more days. If you have one or two heavy drinking days a week, you increase your risk of long-term illness and injuries. 

Alcohol is one of the three biggest lifestyle risk factors for disease and death in the UK, after smoking and obesity.

A good way to cut down the amount you drink is to have several drink-free days a week.  For more information see the Drinkaware website.

Drugs

Drugs are natural or chemical substances that produce temporary changes within the body. They can alter your mood and emotions and can significantly damage your health.

For more information see the Talk to Frank website.