Concerned About Your Drinking?

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As we get older our bodies change. This means we may be at increased of harm from alcohol even when drinking within recommended limits, especially if we have any health conditions or are on medications.

Most people now drink at home more than anywhere else – more so as we get older. At home it’s easier to be overgenerous with measures and harder to keep track of how much you’ve drunk. Learning more about how much you’re drinking or using a unit measure is a simple way to keep track and can help you keep an eye out for some of the problems even day-to-day drinking can cause.

Below is a short quiz on your alcohol use. Let’s start by answering the following questions to see how you score.

  Scoring System Your Score
0 1 2 3 4

How often do you have a drink containing alcohol?

Never Monthly or Less 2-4 times per month 2-3 times per week 4+ times per week  

How many units of alcohol do you drink on a typical day when you are drinking?

1-2 3-4 5-6 7-9 10+  

How often have you had 6 or more units if female, 8 units or more if male on a single occasion in the last year?

Never Less than monthly Monthly Weekly Daily or almost daily  
 Total   

Find out how you scored below and see if you could do more to reduce your risk. The recommended lower risk guidelines are below to help you, or you may want to contact us for help and advice.

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If you are concerned about your own or a loved one’s drinking and you would like to speak to someone please call 0800 032 3723 to speak to a member of the CGL alcohol team.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Airedale Voluntary Drug and Alcohol Agency trading as Project 6 is a registered charity number 1173006 and a company limited by guarantee and registered in England and Wales number 3430925