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Alcohol and Drugs

Alcohol and Drugs – Know your limits

If you drink heavily on two or more occasions each week, you increase your risk of death from long-term illness or injuries.

To reduce the health risks from drinking alcohol:

  • don’t drink more than 14 units a week regularly
  • spread your drinking over three or more days if you regularly drink 14 units a week
  • reduce your drinking and have several alcohol-free days each week

14 units is equal to:

  • 6 pints of average strength beer (4%)
  • 10 small glasses of low strength wine (11% ABV 125ml Wine)
Drinking alcohol during pregnancy

There are no safe limits for drinking alcohol when you’re pregnant. Alcohol is harmful to your health and your unborn child’s health.

Alcohol and drugs services in the Western Trust area are currently provided by the organisation ASCERT. For further information on services available in the Western Trust area please click here