Regularly drinking more than 3-4 units of alcohol a day if you are a man, or 2-3 units a day if you are a woman, increases the risk of long-term harm such as stroke, heart disease, mouth cancer, liver cancer and breast cancer. Alcohol can also affect your sex life.
There can also be a lot of calories in alcoholic drinks that may contain no additional nutritional benefits such as vitamins and minerals. This means that unless you're also taking plenty of exercise, you can put on weight.
Know your limit and stay safe.
Go to the NHS Choices website for further information and to access the Alcohol Unit Calculator.
You may also find useful information about the UTurn Service on our Alcohol, Drugs and Substance Abuse webpage.