People asked to be mindful of drinking too much this summer
With the holiday and festival season upon us, local residents are being asked not to drink excessive amounts of alcohol and risk damaging their health this summer.
As part of their Stay Well this Summer campaign, Wiltshire Council and NHS Wiltshire Clinical Commissioning Group are reminding people that excessive drinking in a short space of time can have lasting damaging effects.
Unit guidelines are now the same for men and women with both advised not to regularly drink more than 14 units a week, the equivalent of six pints of four percent beer or six glasses of 13 percent wine. People are encouraged not to save up their 14 units for one occasion and try to spread evenly across the week and have regular drink-free days.
People are also advised to limit the total amount of alcohol in one session, drinking more slowly and alternating with food and/or water.
The Stay Well this Summer campaign will also highlight a number of other summer-related issues over the coming months including water safety for children, safe outdoor eating and protecting yourself from excessively high temperatures.
For more information, people should visit www.wiltshire.gov.uk//drugalcoholmisuse