Alcohol Guide

33% of men and 16% of women in the UK drink alcohol at a level considered hazardous to health. It causes physical, psychological and social problems nationwide and in 2007 led to 863,000 hospital admissions and 6,541 deaths.

Current recommendations are no more than 14 units per week for men and women. A pint of standard lager contains 2.3 units, a small glass of wine is 1.5 units and a standard (25ml) measure of spirits is 1 unit.

Our practice can refer those who seek help with alcohol misuse to local Addiction services, and the following websites may also be helpful.

Useful Websites

www.drinkaware.co.uk

NHS website www.nhs.uk/conditions/alcohol-misuse

Medical Questionnaire

In addition please complete our Medical Record Questionnaire which helps us to determine your alcohol consumption.