Alcohol unit calculator
You can work out your alcohol consumption rate with this calculator.
Drinking above the recommended alcohol limits (14 units for both men and women per week) can lead to long term health problems. If you are worried about your relationship with Alcohol, please speak to your GP or self refer to North Yorkshire Horizons for Specialist Alcohol Support. Project 6 is a drug and alcohol charity based in Keighley.
Wake Up North Yorkshire Campaign
North Yorkshire’s Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs) have backed a North Yorkshire campaign aimed at changing drinking culture and the harm caused by alcohol.
Launched by North Yorkshire County Council, the Wake Up North Yorkshire campaign has been developed after research with residents found that more than 40 per cent of 1,000 people who responded to a survey said they drank more than the chief medical officer’s guideline amount for ‘safer’ drinking.
That’s regularly more than six glasses of wine or pints of beer a week, and/or regularly more than three glasses of wine/pints (for women) or four glasses of wine/pints (for men) on any single occasion.
Dr Charles Parker, Clinical Chair Designate for the new North Yorkshire CCG, said: “Drinking excessive amounts of alcohol can lead to a number of medical conditions which require ongoing care and treatment and in some cases result in admission to hospital.
“The good news is that most of the North Yorkshire residents who said they drank more than the safer guidelines are already reducing their drinking, or thinking about doing so in the future.”
For patients in the county who want to reduce the amount of alcohol they consume, there’s lots of help available – for example see alcohol support on the NHS website or go to www.wakeupnorthyorkshire.co.uk.