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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    Your alcohol risk level

    The amount of alcohol you typically consume determines your alcohol risk level.

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