Reducing the amount of alcohol you drink can help you to sleep better, lose weight and lower your blood pressure.
If you want to cut down on alcohol, there are lots of small practical things you can do to start making changes.
Lower My Drinking app
Go to the Lower My Drinking website to check how much you’re drinking and the impact it could be having on your health. It only takes a few minutes.
Then download the app to get exactly the right help you need to cut down, if that’s what you choose to do.
Learn to limit your drinking
Try to limit your weekly alcohol intake to 14 units, but don’t drink all your units at once.
You should also try to have at least 2 drink free days per week. spread your drinking out over a few days if you drink as much as 14 units.
Drink Free Days app
Change your drinking habits by having days when you don’t drink at all. You can download the Drink Free Days app to set days you won’t drink, get reminders, tips and advice to support you.
Support with alcohol
If you feel like you have a problem with how much you drink and need help, visit your GP or pharmacist to find out how to access help or treatment. Or find out more about the help and support that is available.