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Welcome to Bupa's health hub
of information on alcohol

The facts about alcohol

Time to cut back?

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Make it a New Year's resolution to reduce how much alcohol you drink.

Cutting back or quitting drinking

The morning after

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Find out the truth behind the most common hangover cure myths.

Hangovers: is there a perfect cure?

Watch your units

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Work out exactly how much alcohol you're drinking with our alcohol calculator.

Alcohol calculator

Drinking and your health

Sensible drinking

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Drinking alcohol need not be harmful if you stick within the recommended limits and enjoy it sensibly.
 

Sensible drinking

Alcohol dependence

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Having trouble stopping drinking once you've started may be a sign of alcohol dependence.
 

Alcohol dependence

Short-term risks

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When you drink alcohol, it almost immediately affects your body in a number of ways.

 

The short-term effects of drinking alcohol

Tools and calculators

Find out if you're drinking more than the recommended amounts.

Is your diet really as healthy as you think?

How can we help you?

Bupa health assessments

View our range of health assessments that include liver and heart health checks.
 

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