Check The Facts

It's likely that what you do know about alcohol is based on what you’ve heard or experienced, but how much of that is fact and how much is myth? We’ve worked with our panel of experts to produce a range of alcohol information and advice. So whether you want to know about the impact alcohol can have on your health or the effect of underage drinking on your children, it’s all here.

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  • Effects on the body
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    Alcohol and energy drinks

    The short and long term effects of combining alcohol and energy drinks.

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  • Types of alcohol Used for graphical purposes Units and calories in lager Units and calories in lager

    Units and calories in lager

    Get the facts on tap about exactly what goes into your lager

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  • Did you know?

    Every year alcohol causes around 4% of cancer cases in the UK, about 12,500 cases

    Alcohol and cancer
  • What is alcohol? Used for graphical purposes Alcohol unit guidelines shown as drinks

    Alcohol unit guidelines shown as drinks

    The simplest way to understand the lower risk guidelines is to see what they equate to in common types of drinks.

    Find out what the alcohol unit guidelines look like as drinks Used for graphical purposes
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  • Effects on your safety Used for graphical purposes Keeping your children safe

    Keeping your children safe

    Even the most sensible child can be vulnerable as a result of alcohol.

    Alcohol advice for your children Used for graphical purposes