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Alcohol Reduction

Reducing how much alcohol you drink can have many benefits

Over the long term, drinking alcohol can increase your risk of serious illnesses, including heart disease, diabetes, liver disease, pancreatitis and seven different types of cancer.

There is an added risk for those who regularly drink above the UK Chief Medical Officer's recommended limit of 14 units per week.

Many people don't know how much alcohol they drink and whether it could have an impact on their health.  Taking an alcohol self-assessment can help you to identify if the amount your drink is putting your health at risk.

The good news is that it's never too late to start reducing how much you drink. Cutting back on alcohol can have positive effects often within a few days.  In the longer term, drinking less will reduce your risk of a number of serious health issues.

Some of the benefits of reducing how much alcohol you drink include:

* Sleeping better

* Having more energy

* Losing weight

* Feeling happier

* Being less anxious

* Having brighter skin

Visit drinkaware at for facts, advice and support and to find out if you are drinking too much.

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Patient, Cardiology Department, Bishop Auckland Hospital