Do I drink too much Alcohol?
It can be hard for someone to tell exactly how much they normally drink. Accustomed drinkers are less aware of feeling drunk, so it may be a good idea to keep a diary of alcohol consumed over a period of time and make a note every time you have a drink. Present advice on safe drinking is no more than two units of alcohol per day for women, no more than three units per day for men, and you should have at least two drink-free days a week. This may seem very cut and dry, but many people do not understand what a unit of alcohol is.
What counts as a unit of alcohol?
- Half a pint (250ml) of average strength beer.
- 125ml glass of wine 8 per cent ABV.
- One standard pub measure of spirits (25ml).
- 25ml of fortified wine, such as sherry or port
When drinking at home, people are almost always more generous, so it’s a good idea to get into the habit of using a spirit measure in order to keep your alcohol consumption at a healthy level. Consuming more than these recommended units of alcohol on a consistent basis is a path that can lead to alcoholism and the consequential damages that accompany it. Many people feel that even though they consume above the recommended healthy amount of alcohol, they still keep their drinking under control. But most of the time it’s the people that are closest to an alcoholic that will realize when the drinking has gotten out of control—diagnosis of alcoholism is rarely a self realized one. Treatment options exist for those who do drink too much alcohol, and the sooner you admit that you have a problem, the sooner you can get on the road to recovery.
Seabrook House is an internationally recognized private and exclusive inpatient drug rehab and alcoholism detoxification treatment center who has achieved an elite CARF accreditation status, ensuring that rehab patients receive the highest quality treatment. Alcohol and drinking programs at Seabrook House are structured and molded to cater to the individual in order to obtain the most successful rehabilitation. Each person has their own unique reason and path to why they over-consume alcohol. It’s because of this that the treatment team at Seabrook House works with the patient individually to achieve their own unique recovery from alcoholism. Contact Seabrook House if you have any questions concerning your own drinking habits, because bad drinking habits lead to bad lifestyles.