The NHS has created these guidelines to help people understand how much alcohol is harmful to drink. For men you should not drink more than 3-4 units of alcohol (equivalent to a pint and a half of 4% beer) and 2-3 units of alcohol for women (equivalent to a 13% ABV 175 ml glass of wine). Women are advised to drink less because their bodies can’t process alcohol as well as men.
Regularly drinking more than the advised units will risk damaging you health. The more you drink alcohol the more you will harm yourself and the more you will be addicted to alcohol. There are three risk categories for drinking alcohol these are,
If you are not drinking more than the recommended units then you are classified as a lower-risk drinker, which means you have a low risk of harming yourself in the future.
If you are regularly drinking alcohol more the recommended amount then you are classified as a increasing-risk drinker, at this level of drinking you might suffer from alcohol problems such as fatigue, depression, weight gain, poor sleep and sexual problems.
You are classified as a higher-risk drinker if you regularly drink more than 8 units a day or 50 units a day if you are a man and 6 units a day or 35 units week if you are a woman. If you are in this category then your body might have already suffered some damage already even if you haven’t noticed it.
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