National guidelines suggest that men drink no more than 3-4 units (equivalent to a large pint of strong larger) per day and women no more than 1- 2 units (equivalent to 1 standard glass of wine). Regularly drinking more than the recommend amounts puts your health at increased risk.
After a night of drinking, try to avoid alcohol completely for 48 hours or so to allow time for liver damage to recover. Try to avoid drinking a lot of alcohol in one evening or over a short period of time as this can be particularly harmful to your health.
Responsible drinking can be part of an enjoyable night out as it can make us more talkative, relaxed and sociable but there are also some negative effects of alcohol and not just those embarrassing photos that find their way onto Facebook.
Drinking too much can negatively impact upon your physical health, your studies, mental well-being and your finances. People under the influence of alcohol are more likely to get into fights, fall out with friends, engage in unprotected sex, become the victim of theft and suffer injury.
The day after a big night out can be a real drag. Here are our top tips for a safe night out and a hangover free morning after.
Think you might be drinking too much? Help is available, contact SDW@hope.ac.uk or contact any of the agencies listed below:
Liverpool Community Alcohol Service - Tel: 0151 529 4504
Addaction Recovery Service - Tel: 0151 702 0655
The Brink Support Service - Tel: 0151 703 0582 Email:firstname.lastname@example.org