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A pint of beer contains as many calories as a packet of crisps. Find out how many calories are in your drink and get tips on avoiding weight gain.
Sensible drinking is the best way to avoid a hangover, but if it's too late for that then these tips may help.
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Use NHS Choices interactive tools to calculate alcohol units, assess your drinking levels and track your drinking over time.
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A drink-by-drink guide to the effects of binge drinking on your mind and body.
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It’s a good idea to keep an eye on how much we drink but how many of us really know what a unit of alcohol is?
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Practical tips on how you can reduce your alcohol intake and the associated health benefits.
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You don't have to be an alcoholic to risk damaging your health. Regularly drinking just above recommended levels can be harmful.
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Patrick Greene kept a drinks diary and was shocked to see how much he was drinking every day.
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Realising you have a problem with alcohol is the first step to getting better, but it is often the hardest one.
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After drinking a litre of vodka with her friends to celebrate the end of term, Anna started slipping into a coma.
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'Social drinkers' may be causing just as much harm to their health as binge drinkers and alcoholics.
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David has cared for his wife since she became an alcoholic more than 20 years ago.
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Advice and support if you're caring for an alcoholic, including getting help and looking after yourself.
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George Budge knew he had to get help when he realised he was drinking all day, every day.
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Journalist Niki Shisler got help for her alcoholism when she realised she was no longer capable of taking care of her son.
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After years of drinking too much, Andy Ball was diagnosed with the liver disease cirrhosis.
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Calculate the units in alcoholic drinks
Check if you're drinking too much
Work out your units and get feedback
Can you tell fact from fiction?
Cut down with a drinks diary on your desktop
Use this alcohol unit calculator to find out how many units there are in a single drink or in a number of drinks
Find NHS-reviewed apps to help deal with different aspects of drinking alcohol
Cutting down on alcohol doesn’t have to be hard. Use our simple drinks checker and get tips on ways to cut back.
Can lager help you live longer? Can wine help you lose weight? We take a sober look at the media’s claims about alcohol, and what the science actually says
Phil has cirrhosis of the liver because of his alcohol intake. In this video he talks about why he was shocked to discover he had cirrhosis because he considered his drinking habits to be normal.
How much are you drinking? Keep a drinks diary for a week to find out.
How to reduce your risk of early death from one of the 5 big killers: cancer; heart disease; stroke; lung or liver disease.
How alcohol and drugs, including herbal, homeopathic and aromatherapy remedies, can affect the health of you and your unborn baby.
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