If you’re worried about alcohol
If you’re worried about your drinking or that of someone close to you, you could:
Most students will probably have at least one alcoholic drink whilst at University. But whether you are teetotal, a fan of the occasional spritzer, or a self-confessed party animal: it’s important to know the facts so that you make informed choices!
The Ministry of Cheer is a really great website, with loads of advice and information to encourage more healthy drinking practices. They even have tips on how to beat hangovers (just in case...). You can also speak to a Just Ask adviser if you are worried about any issues around alcohol.
The recommended safe limits are:
For a precise guide to how much you’re drinking, we suggest using this unit calculator.
Drinking more than 6 units in one go if you are a woman and more than 10 if you are a man poses a much bigger risk to your health. Anything over those amounts is classed as “binge drinking”. Studies have shown that those who drink a lot in their teens and early 20s are up to twice as likely to be binge drinking 25 years later.
Some problems with binge drinking:
For more information about the problems that can arise from being drunk in public, have a look at the crime section of our website.