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Keeping festive drinking in check

The festive season is upon us and the temptation to drink more than you usually would is all around. With Christmas gatherings galore, this month, we help you take charge of your alcohol intake.

You can download December’s Your Wellbeing issue on keeping your drinking in check this festive season.

If you’re a manager, you can also download December’s Your Wellbeing poster for your workplace.

Browse our alcohol-related health information below to make sure you know your limits, and help you have a clear head in the run up to Christmas.

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Do you know the health risks of drinking?

Regularly drinking too much alcohol can have an impact on your physical and mental health, as well socially and emotionally. Explore both the short and long-term health risks of drinking. 

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Sensible drinking

Being aware of how much you’re drinking, knowing your limits and avoiding drinking too much is a key part of maintaining a healthy lifestyle. But do you know how much is too much? 

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Thinking of cutting back?

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Dry January anyone?

With December often a boozy month, many people embark on ‘Dry January’. But do you have the willpower? Read about the top health benefits of going sober for a month (or longer) to motivate your intentions for the new year.

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Infographic: Hangover myths debunked!

Alcohol’s best friend – the hangover – often strikes the morning after a few too many. Our infographic puts hangover cure myths to bed and offers some top tips if your head is feeling fuzzy.

PDF of five common hangover myths infographic opens in a new window (2.7MB)

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