alcohol issue

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Hello

My husband drinks on an average more than 10-12 units every weekend(single day) in a party and in addition sometime 2-3 units in a weekday as well. And around 20 units once a year in one day as well. I always try to stop drinking too much but he always tell me about the guidelines, that 21 units in a week is allowed. I was reading the leaflet in patient.co.uk that in a single day a person should not drink more than 4 units. Can anyone please explain the correct way of having alcohol so that i can explain to him. I am really worried.

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    You are correct that he is not sticking exactly to the recommended limits but if he is drinking the amounts you say, he is not at serious risk of harm from drinking. I would just advise him that after a heavy session, he should give his body a 48 hour break from alcohol.

    You don't need to worry about him. Obviously he would be more at risk if the amount he was drinking increased a lot but you can relax for now smile

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      Thanks Paul for replying. But is it ok to have 10-11 units alcohol in a day?? Yesterday he had 11 units and again tonight we are going for a party and he will have same units.
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      It is not advisable, Parul, and he should attempt to cut down.

      The best way to see if he is heading for trouble is to ask him to prove to you that he can go without a drink for a few days. If alcohol really is that essential to him, he could be heading for trouble.

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      There's a really great Horizon episode on bbc iplayer on drinking, it's called "is binge drinking really that bad?" - really worth a watch, suggests that the current guidelines could be adapted a little
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      Thanks Anya, I will have a look for that and watch it smile

      I have never believed that there is a magic figure that can given which is exactly right for everybody. People vary too much.

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