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Women should have less: no more than 14 units a week and no more than three units a day - that''s two small glasses of wine - and also have at least two alcohol free days a week.
We are likely to be encouraged to have alcohol free days as well.
Mr Walker's concern came after a committee of MPs said that drinkers should give themselves two alcohol free days a week.
The awareness week will provide a wealth of supportive and educational information, however, in the meantime it's perhaps worth reminding everyone about what are regarded to be 'sensible' drinking limits: Men should not regularly drink more than 3-4 units a day; Women should not regularly drink more than 2-3 units a day; aRegularly' means drinking these amounts every day or most days of the week; You should try to have at least 2 alcohol free days a week; Don't mix alcohol with any kind of medication as it can reduce the effect of the medication and increase its harmful side-effects, and remember; There are no safe drinking limits if you are driving as research indicates drinking any alcohol can severely impair your driving ability.
Sensible consumption is two to three units a day for women, with at least two alcohol free days and three to four units a day for men, with at least two alcohol free days.
That works out as 14 and 21 a week and it is also recommended that everyone has two alcohol free days each week.
4 Have several alcohol free days - with a minimum of two a week.
Georgia Foster, clinical hypnotherapist and author of The Drink Less Mind, defines a binge drinker as someone who "actively has many alcohol free days; however, when they do drink, they over-consume".
It is unlikely there will be any significant change in liver function over a month, but similar campaigns to Dry January that have been run in Australia and New Zealand found that two thirds of those who took part had more alcohol free days than before and just over half report reducing how often they drank alcoholic drinks.
Have a couple of completely alcohol free days a week.