Drink less

Do you like a drink?

Like to unwind with a glass of something in the evening? If you’re not careful it’s easy for the occasional glass in the evening to quickly become two or three glasses most days.

Men and women are advised not to drink more than 14 units of alcohol per week. This is the same as six pints of average strength beer a week. Regularly drinking more than this can increase the risk to your health.
Whether you’re cutting alcohol out of your life completely or cutting down gradually, you may notice a number of improvements to the way you look and feel. Among other things, you might find you have more energy, that you’re sleeping better, or that you’ve lost a bit of weight. In the long term you will also be helping to reduce your risk of developing alcohol-related cancer, alcohol-related liver disease or alcohol-related heart disease and could lower your blood pressure.

  • Get support around alcohol use
    • Get support around alcohol use

      You can speak with your GP. Or, if you live in Islington, or are registered with a GP in Islington, you can access CASA Alcohol service. The service provides help and support if you are worried either about your drinking or somebody else’s.

      Contact CASA:
      icon–phone 020 7833 9899 (during office hours) or 0808 800 0019 (24 hours a day, 7 days a week)
      icon–mail casa332@blenheimcdp.org.uk
      icon–location 332c Goswell Road, London, EC1V 7LQ (see blenheimcdp.org.uk for opening hours)