Drinking too much too often can affect your health, happiness and wellbeing.
Understanding how much you drink and what this can mean for you can help you stay in control of your drinking and stay healthier longer.
If you are worried about your drinking and want to find out how to make changes, take this quick quiz. It gives you useful information on what you can do and where you can get help and support if you need it.
- If you drink every day, try to have at least two days a week when you don’t drink at all.
- When you’re out with friends, why not alternate your drinks. Try a soft drink between your usual alcoholic ones and you’ll already be cutting down by 50%.
- Order your drinks with ice – as the ice melts, the drink is diluted.
- Choose a smaller bottle of beer, a lower strength lager, or a single spirit instead of a double.
- Taking your time with a drink pays off. Your body absorbs alcohol quicker than you metabolize it.
- Eating slows down the absorption of alcohol, so you have more time to metabolise what you’re drinking.
We’d like your views
The Royal Borough of Greenwich’s Public Health team are currently researching home drinking habits in Greenwich.
If you’d like to help and give your views, take part in our short anonymous survey here – it only takes a minute!
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