Alcohol misuseOverview

Alcohol misuse is when you drink in a way that's harmful, or when you're dependent on alcohol. To keep health risks from alcohol to a low level, both men and women are advised not to regularly drink more than 14 units a week.

overview

Alcohol misuse is when you drink in a way that's harmful, or when you're dependent on alcohol. It can seriously damage your health.

symptoms

Signs of alcohol misuse include feeling like you drink too much, needing to drink regularly, and other people criticising your drinking.

treatments_overview

Treatments for alcohol misuse include counselling, talking therapies and medicines that reduce your urge to drink or help with withdrawal symptoms.

Page last reviewed: 21/08/2018
Next review due: 21/08/2021