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.

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  • Why do you drink? What makes you reach for the bottle?
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    What makes you reach for the bottle?

    Like it or not, you might well recognise one of these drinking ‘characters’...

    Are you one of them? Used for graphical purposes
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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.

    Are any of these drinking behaviours typical of you? Used for graphical purposes
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    Alcoholic liver disease accounts for well over a third (37%) of liver disease deaths

    Alcohol and the liver
  • Why do you drink? Used for graphical purposes Easy ways to avoid after work drinks embarrassment What are your excuses for getting drunk?

    What are your excuses for getting drunk?

    When reasons for a drink turn into excuses to get drunk. See if any sound familiar.

    Ever used one of these excuses? Used for graphical purposes
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    Does my drinking affect my child?

    Two experts talk about the part parents play in making sure their children develop a healthy relationship with alcohol.

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