Alcoholism is both a physical and mental illness, which causes people to drink alcohol despite it resulting in negative consequences on their lives. It affects hundreds of thousands of people in the UK. Although it is not a curable illness, it can be effectively treated and managed.
Alcohol misuse means regularly drinking more than the lower-risk limits of alcohol consumption.
What are the lower-risk alcohol limits?
What is a unit of alcohol?
Recommended lower-risk alcohol limits:
Risks of alcohol abuse
Short-term risks of alcohol abuse
Long-term risks of alcohol abuse
Are you drinking too much?
You could be misusing alcohol if:
Someone you know may be misusing alcohol if:
If you are feeling concerned about your drinking or someone else's, a good first step is to visit your GP. They will be able to discuss the services and treatments available.