No-one can say that drinking alcohol is absolutely safe, but by sticking within the recommended guidelines, you can lower your risk of harming your health.
Watch this short film which explains what a unit of alcohol is:
The low risk weekly guidelines
It can be a bit tricky to understand and remember how much alcohol is in drinks, and how this can affect our health. The low risk guidelines can help with this, if you choose to drink.
No-one can say that drinking alcohol is absolutely safe, but by sticking within these guidelines, you can lower your risk of harming your health if you drink most weeks:
If you want to cut down how much you’re drinking, a good way to help achieve this is to have several drink-free days each week.
Counting the units
There is one unit of alcohol in each of these:
To find out how many units are in your favourite drinks, you can download the free One You drinks tracker app.