Many people don’t always know how much alcohol they drink and whether their drinking could have any impact on their health. Our alcohol self-assessment can help you identify if the amount you drink could be putting your health at serious risk. We use a tool developed by the World Health Organisation, called 'AUDIT', that is used internationally by medical professionals to check for alcohol harm, including dependence. The Alcohol Use Disorders Identification Test (AUDIT) is a 10-item screening tool to assess alcohol consumption, drinking behaviors, and alcohol-related problems. Whatever your score is, if you feel that you want to discuss your alcohol use with someone then give us a call.
What's in a unit?
Units are a simple way of calculating the alcohol content in a drink. With different drinks, measures and glass sizes it can be difficult to keep track of the alcohol content you're consuming. Units are a simple way of expressing the quantity of pure alcohol in a drink. One unit equals 10ml or 8g of pure alcohol, which is around the amount of alcohol the average adult can process in an hour. Units will typically be displayed on the side of any bottles of alcohol, although when ordering drinks in bars it can be more tricky. Government guidelines recommend that you do not drink over 14 units in a single week.
See the guide below to find out how many units are in standard drinks.
What's my score?