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Alcohol

Social drinking: the risks

You only need to drink a little over the recommended limits to risk liver problems, depression, forgetfulness and more.

Effects of alcohol

You don't have to be an alcoholic to be at risk of damaging your health. Regularly drinking just above recommended levels can be harmful.

Nine types of drinkers

Researchers have grouped drinkers into nine types, identifying how they drink and why. Which one are you?

Hangover cures

Sensible drinking is the best way to avoid a hangover but if it's too late for that, these tips may help.

Track your drinking

Download the NHS Alcohol Tracker to your phone to quickly calculate units, keep track of your drinking and get personalised feedback.

Patrick Greene

'My drinks diary shock'

When Patrick Greene kept a drinks diary for a week, he was shocked at how much he was really drinking.

Alcohol support

Realising you have a problem with alcohol is the first step to getting better, but it is often the hardest one.

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Tools

Fitness

Find out how physical activity can add years to your life and life to your years.

Go smokefree

Help with quitting, including what your GP can do, local services and nicotine replacement therapies.