The benefits of drinking less
Some people don't know why they should drink less. But what could happen if you did? If you’re curious, read on.
Here are some of the short-term effects of drinking when you drink at a level that’s similar to yours. Have you ever experienced any of these?
Reducing your drinking could help you avoid these effects:
There are also a number of serious longer-term effects of drinking as much as you do. By reducing your drinking you reduce your risk of these health conditions, which include:
It’s never too late to start reducing how much you drink. Your GP can give you personal advice about what you can do to improve your health and we have lots of tips and strategies to help get you started.
If you’re worried or want to talk with someone confidentially, we can help. Drinkchat is a confidential online web chat service, for anyone who wants to talk to someone about their own drinking (or someone else's). It's available weekdays 9am to 2pm. Alternatively, call Drinkline confidentially on 0300 123 1100 on weekdays 9am to 8pm and weekends 11am to 4pm.
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