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 21 units per week for men or 14 units per week for women. A pint of standard lager contains 2.3 units, a small galss of wine is 1.5 units and a standard (25ml) measure od 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.
NHS Choices Website www.nhs.uk/conditions/alcohol-misuse
In addition please complete our Medical Record Questionnaire which helps us to determine your alcohol consumption.