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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    Binge drinking

    What constitutes binge drinking, how you can tell if you are binge drinking and where you can go for help.

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    Your alcohol risk level

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

    Find out what your risk level is Used for graphical purposes
  • Did you know?

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

    Alcohol and the liver
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    What makes you reach for the bottle?

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

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  • Is your drinking a problem? Used for graphical purposes Are you drinking more than you used to Are you drinking more than before?

    Are you drinking more than before?

    Drinking more, more regularly means your alcohol tolerance grows, which is no good thing for your health.

    How to reset your tolerance Used for graphical purposes