To keep health risks from alcohol to a low level, both men and women are advised not to regularly drink more than 14 units a week.
People who binge drink (drink heavily over a short period of time) are more likely to behave recklessly and are at greater risk of being in an accident.
Alcoholism, now known as alcohol use disorder, is a condition in which a person has a desire or physical need to consume alcohol, even though it has a negative impact on their life.
Alcoholics Anonymous are concerned solely with the personal recovery and continued sobriety of individual alcoholics who turn to the fellowship for help.
Alcoholics Anonymous does not engage in the fields of alcoholism research, medical or psychiatric treatment, education, or advocacy in any form, although members may participate in such activities as individuals.
The Fellowship has adopted a policy of "cooperation but not affiliation" with other organisations concerned with the problem of alcoholism.
Traditionally, Alcoholics Anonymous does not accept or seek financial support from outside sources, and members preserve personal anonymity in print and broadcast media and otherwise at the public level.
Alcoholics Anonymous experience has always been made available freely to all who sought it - business people, spiritual leaders, civic groups, law enforcement officers, health and welfare personnel, educators, representatives of military establishments, institutional authorities, representatives of organised labour, and many others.
But Alcoholics Anonymous never endorses, supports, becomes affiliated with, or expresses an opinion on the programs of others in the field of alcoholism, since such actions would be beyond the scope of the Fellowship's primary purpose.
The Drinkaware Trust are governed independently and works in partnership with others to help reduce alcohol-related harm by helping people make better choices about their drinking.
The Drinkaware Trust are there to reduce alcohol-related harm by helping people make better choices about their drinking.
The Drinkaware Trust are driven to make a difference, led by the evidence, resourceful and work positively with others.