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Fancy a drink?

Find out how alcohol affects you with our drinks calculator

What are you drinking?

  1. Standard glass of wine
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  2. Small Glass of Wine
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  3. Large glass of wine
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  4. Pint of strong lager or ale
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  5. Alcopop
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  6. Shot of whiskey
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  7. Pint of lager
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  8. Bottle of super strength lager or ale
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  9. Can of super strength lager or ale
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That Equals:

0.0 Units
0 Calories
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Current status:

The risk of developing a range of illnesses, including cancer, increases with any amount you drink on a regular basis.

However, your responses indicate you are in a low risk category, which means in most circumstances you have a low risk of being harmed by the effects of alcohol.

If you are pregnant or planning a pregnancy, the safest approach is not to drink alcohol at all.

Current status:

Regularly drinking this amount means your body  is at increasing risk of being harmed by the effects of alcohol.

Try to avoid regularly drinking more than 14 units per week and spread your drinking evenly over at least 3 days.

If you want to cut down the amount you are drinking, a good way to help achieve this is to have at least a few alcohol-free days each week.

Current status:

Drinking this amount during on any one occasion should be avoided, as you are at increased risk of death from long-term illnesses like cancer and from accidents and injuries.

You should try to avoid regularly drinking more than 14 units per week and spread your drinking evenly over at least 3 days.

If you want to cut down the amount you are drinking, a good way to help achieve this is to have at least a few alcohol-free days each week.

Current status:

Your responses indicate you are at drinking at a level that poses an increasing risk to your health.

You may feel tired or depressed, gain extra weight, have memory loss when drinking, sleep poorly and have sexual difficulties.

Try to avoid regularly drinking more than 14 units per week, spread your drinking evenly over at least 3 days and avoid heavy drinking sessions.

If you want to cut down the amount you are drinking, a good way to help achieve this is to have at least a few alcohol-free days each week.

Remember: Record what and how much you consume on an average 'drinking day'

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