Know your alcohol limits during the festive season
Drinking too much alcohol can have long-term effects on health. If you drink, think about setting limits for yourself and keep an eye on how many drinks youre having over the festive season. It’s also important not to binge drink.
Christmas and New Year is a time when it is very easy to overindulge.
Alcohol guidelines recommend that both men and women drink no more than 14 units a week, to keep health risks from drinking alcohol to a low level.
If you do drink as much as 14 units a week, its best to spread this evenly over three days or more – dont ‘save up’ your units for a particular day or a party.
Binge drinking is associated with particular risks to health, including damage to the liver, heart, brain and stomach.