Units and alcohol: wine
Units and alcohol: beer
Units are simply a way of expressing the quantity of pure alcohol in a drink. Knowing your units will help you stay in control of your drinking. Men and women are advised not to drink more than 14 units a week on a regular basis and spread your drinking over 3 or more days if you regularly drink.
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Take action in small ways
- Keep your bottle of wine off the table. Pour a glass and put it away
- Try a low strength beer (3-4% abv) as these tend to be lower in sugar
- Try making spritzer's or alternating an alcoholic drink with a glass of water or soft drink
- Alcohol is absorbed slowly when you drink with food. Only drink with main meals. Try these healthy food ideas
- Have a look at these top tips to cut down on alcohol
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NHS support and advice
Get support around alcohol use
If you’re struggling to cut down or you think your drinking might be out of control, there is help available in Sutton. Speak to your GP or get in contact with Inspire Sutton - a community alcohol service available to anyone living in Sutton.