Understand Your Drinking

What’s your relationship with alcohol? Do you feel you drink more or less than the people around you? Use the tools and articles here to get a better understanding of your own drinking and to help you make a decision on whether it’s time to rethink your approach to alcohol.

Are you drinking too much?

Take our drinking self-assessment by answering a few simple questions to find out your alcohol risk level. Use our unit calculator to see how the amount you last drank compares to the government's lower risk guidelines.


  • Cutting down when out and about Easy ways to avoid after work drinks embarrassment
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    After work drinks

    That quick drink at five o’clock doesn't have to turn into a messy night.

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    Alcohol-free nights on the town

    Don't miss out on socialising! There are loads of alcohol-free alternatives for a great night out.

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    Alcoholic liver disease accounts for well over a third (37%) of liver disease deaths

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    The role of alcohol in your life

    There are different kinds of problem drinking behaviours. As part of an assessment of your own drinking read this.

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    Alcohol support services

    If you think either you or someone you know might have a problem with alcohol there are a number of services and organisations that offer support and advice.

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