What are the recommended safe limits of alcohol?

Men and women should drink no more than 14 units of alcohol per week on a regular basis. It’s best to spread your drinking evenly over three or more days. Drinking in one or two heaving drinking sessions a week increases your risk of long term illness and injury. Aim to have at least two alcohol free days a week.  

Pregnant women

Advice from the Department of Health states that ... "pregnant women or women trying to conceive should not drink alcohol at all. If they do choose to drink, to minimise the risk to the baby, they should not drink more than 1-2 units of alcohol once or twice a week and should not get drunk".

Other resources

- Information on alcohol units and guidelines

- Cutting down on alcohol

- Easy drink swaps

- Alternatives to drinking

Bristol ROADS

(Recovery Orientated Alcohol & Drugs Service) is Bristol's service for people seeking help with drug or alcohol problems.

It is delivered by 5 providers ARA, BDP, BSDAS, DHI and St Mungo’s Broadway.

BDP is the first point-of-contact for referrals and initial assessments, helping you to identify the most appropriate treatment options.

ROADS is funded by Safer Bristol Partnership.

Self referrals can be made by visiting BDP

Monday - Friday: 9am – 8pm
Saturday: 10am – 5pm
Sunday: closed 

To visit their website click here.



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