Drugs and alcohol

Key Messages

Adults

  • Drink less than 14 units of alcohol a week (where 14 units is equivalent to 6 pints of 4% beer, 6 medium glasses of 13% wine, or 14 single 25ml serves of spirits)
  • Aim to spread your drinking across 3 or more days
  • Limit  the amount of alcohol drunk in any one session

Pregnancy

  • Avoid alcohol if you are pregnant 

Services for Support

Tools

  • Audit C (measure your risks around your alcohol intake)

Relevant guidance/policies

Data

  • Alcohol Concern state that 1 in 4 adults in the UK are drinking too much alcohol, Public Health Action advises that for Wiltshire this is 1 in 3 adults.
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