“If you answer ‘yes’ to one or more of the questions above, you may have an alcohol problem and are advised to see your GP,” noted the NHS.
Alcohol misuse includes drinking more than 14 units per week, for both men and women.
“If you’re trying to reduce the amount of alcohol you drink, it’s a good idea to have several alcohol-free days each week,” the healthcare organisation added.
Persistent alcohol misuse can increase the risk of serious health conditions, such as:
- Heart disease
- Liver disease
- Liver cancer
- Bowel cancer
- Mouth cancer
- Breast cancer