New Government Alcohol Guidelines
Drinkaware has welcomed new alcohol guidelines being announced by the UK’s Chief Medical Officers (CMO) following their review of evidence on the links between alcohol and health harms.
Under the Chief Medical Officer’s updated guidelines men and women will be advised that:
- You are safest not to regularly drink more than 14 units per week, to keep health risks from drinking alcohol to a low level
- If you do drink as much as 14 units per week, it is best to spread this evenly over three days or more. If you have one or two heavy drinking sessions, you increase your risks of death from long term illnesses and from accidents and injuries
- The risk of developing a range of illnesses (including cancers of the mouth, throat and breast) increases with any amount you drink on a regular basis
- If you wish to cut down the amount you’re drinking, a good way to help achieve this is to have several drink-free days each week
For more information on the new alcohol guidelines visit https://www.drinkaware.co.uk/check-the-facts/what-is-alcohol/new-government-alcohol-unit-guidelines