Am I drinking too much?

In Surrey, it is estimated that more than a quarter of adults who drink alcohol, drink above what are considered safe levels. This means that they are putting themselves at risk of developing health problems in the future due to their drinking. Regularly drinking too much alcohol can have severe effects on your health. Drinking more than your recommended daily units of alcohol significantly increases your risk of developing over sixty diseases and your mental health and social life are also affected.

Take the Test: Don’t Bottle it up!

Don’t bottle it up allows you to work out what level of risk you are at as a result of your drinking, to access advice online and where appropriate, find out where you can get advice face-to face support locally. Don’t bottle it up allows people to complete an online test, developed by the World Health Organisation (WHO) in 1982 as a simple way to identify people who are at risk of harm as a result of their drinking. Unlike some alcohol screening tests, the test has proven to be accurate across all ethnic and gender groups.

The test contains ten multiple choice questions on the amount and frequency of alcohol consumption, drinking behaviour and alcohol-related problems or reactions. On average, it should take only two minutes to complete.