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Concerned about your drinking?

A lot of people are finding that they are drinking alcohol a bit more regularly than usual during the lockdown. If you’re concerned about your drinking, support is available.

It is recommended that adults don’t have more than 14 units a week. This is around six pints of lager or a bottle and a half of wine. Charity Drinkaware says lockdown and isolation could have affected many people’s drinking habits, and a survey of 2,000 UK adults found a quarter were drinking more than normal.

If you find that you have developed a negative relationship with alcohol at the moment, or are concerned about how much you’re drinking, it might be time to get some advice.

One Small Step offers an online assessment tool as well as support from health coaches online and over the phone. To take your first step to drinking less, visit the One Small Step website.