The Chief Medical Officers’ guidelines for both men and women are:
1. To keep health risks from alcohol to a low level it is safest not to drink more than 14 units a week on a regular basis.
2. If you regularly drink as much as 14 units per week, it is best to spread your drinking evenly over 3 or more days.
3. If you have 1 or 2 heavy drinking episodes a week, you increase your risks of death from long term illness and from accidents and injuries.
4. The risk of developing a range of health problems, including cancers of the mouth, throat and breast, increases the more you drink on a regular basis.
5. If you want to cut down the amount you drink, a good way is to have several drink-free days each week