It’s not always obvious when you’re drinking too much. However, your alcohol consumption could be affecting you in a number of different ways that you didn’t even realise. Weight gain, lack of sleep and trouble concentrating can all be caused by excess drinking.

We have a range of tools that you can use to work out exactly how much alcohol you’re drinking and the likely impact it’s having on your body. We have also busted some myths about drinking, so you can make an informed decision about the amount of alcohol you consume in the future.

Drink and Weight gain

Many people don’t realise the amount of calories that are in their drinks and can unwittingly consume far more than they thought or is healthy for their size and weight.

Unit calculator

Fancy a drink? Find out exactly how many units you’re consuming with our handy calculator.

Health Factsheets


We put together a series of factsheets on how alcohol affects certain health conditions. Take a look and here.

Drinking myths

There are plenty of myths about alcohol and drinking. You might be surprised by how many things you think you know that are actually false.

Your body

Alcohol affects various different parts of the body – it’s not just your head that suffers the next day.