Alcohol is not needed for health and is not recommended for young people
under 18 years, pregnant or breastfeeding women.
• Alcohol contains calories and may promote snacking.
• Have 2–3 alcohol free days a week.
• No safe limit for alcohol use by under 18s.
Weekly lower risk limits
17 standard drinks 170g alcohol over a week
11 standard drinks 110g alcohol over a week
One standard drink contains
Pure Alcohol: 10g
Examples of one standard drink