Drinking less alcohol

Drinking alcohol affects your body in many ways, from gaining weight to reducing the quality of your sleep. 

It also increases your risk of developing health problems such as high blood pressure, liver problems, heart attack and some types of cancer.

It's important to know how much you are drinking and that there are easy ways you can cut back, without cutting alcohol out completely. 

See the latest Government Alcohol Guidelines here.

Free, local resources to cut down on drinking

Hounslow’s One You team help you plan how to cut back on drinking. You can access to a variety of free local resources and specialised services to support you to cut down on booze.  

Just register now and one of our health advisors will call you back to discuss the next steps!

Sign up for free support from a health advisor.

  • Local coaches
  • Drop in sessions
  • Text and email support 
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Tools to help you cut down

It’s easy to let drinking sneak up on you and you may be drinking more alcohol than you realise. Men and women are advised not to drink more than 14 units of alcohol a week. This is the same as 6 pints of average strength beer a week. 

Keep an eye on how much alcohol you are drinking with the free Drinks Tracker app, which makes it easy to take control.