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

    Lager facts on tap Used for graphical purposes
  • 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 Daily guidelines Alcohol unit guidelines

    Alcohol unit guidelines

    Are you regularly drinking more units of alcohol than you should be?

    Find out what the lower risk guidelines are for you Used for graphical purposes
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  • Alcohol and gender Used for graphical purposes Alcohol and men Alcohol and men

    Alcohol and men

    Facts and figures, and a breakdown of the male health problems associated with regularly drinking too much.

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