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Advice on alcohol consumption

Your relationship with alcohol

The National Health Service currently recommends that you should not exceed 14 units of alcohol per week. If you find it difficult to stay within this limit, a member of our pharmacy team can offer you impartial, expert consultation.

It is recommended that an adult should only drink up to 14 units of alcohol per week. To this degree, alcohol consumption varies from person to person. Drinking a substantial amount in a single session, especially in a social setting, will result in you committing acts you’ll regret once sober – accidents causing you or others harm, violence against others, unwanted or unprotected sex.

Drinking excessive amounts of alcohol not only impairs your short term mental state by being drunk which may lead to all sorts of anti-social behaviour, but it also increases the risk of irreversible, long-term damage to your health. This excessive misuse of alcohol can lead to high blood pressure, increased risk of stroke and other heart conditions, damage to many vital organs, liver disease and increases the chances of many types of cancers. Alcoholism can also have devastating effects on relationships.

We can help

Recovery doesn’t have to be done alone. If you or someone you know needs advice on alcohol consumption in our area, we can help.

At our Imaan pharmacies, our professional team is here to support you. Being open about your drinking habits and any problems you’ve been facing, honesty and accuracy matters, particularly when it comes to your health. Contact us today for more information or to book an impartial 1-to-1 appointment.