Regularly drinking more than 14 units of alcohol a week risks damaging your health. The recommended weekly limit of 14 units is equivalent to 6 pints of average-strength beer or 10 small glasses of low-strength wine.
New evidence around the health harms from regular drinking have emerged in recent years. There's now a better understanding of the link between drinking and some illnesses, including a range of cancers.
Realising you have a problem with alcohol is the first big step to getting help. Getting the right support can be crucial and relying on family, friends or carers is often not enough. Cutting down or stopping drinking is usually just the beginning and most people will need a long-term plan to stay in control or completely alcohol-free.
Further information and support - Devon
There is a lot of support available to help you to cut down or stop drinking, including your GP and local and national organisations.
- Together Drug and Alcohol Service supports adults living in Devon to address their drug and/or alcohol use. For further information visit the Together website, call 0800 233 5444 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
- One Small Step is a service set up and funded by Devon County Council to guide and support you through small steps to achieve a healthier you.
- Devon County Council - Support for adults - alcohol and drugs (including a more comprehensive list of support charities and organisations)