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[HealthCanal.com] PHA urges ‘freshers’ to be smart and know their alcohol limits. (23 Sep 2011)

URL: http://www.healthcanal.com/substance-abuse/21106-P...

As ‘fresher’s week’ commences, the Public Health Agency (PHA) is encouraging students across Northern Ireland to avoid binge drinking and to know their limits if they do choose to drink alcohol.

Enjoying new freedoms, at college or university, means taking care of yourself and others and, if you choose to drink, staying within safe alcohol limits....

Daily alcohol limits are recommended by the government in order to avoid the risks of excessive and binge drinking in any one session. These are:

Men:
No more than 3 to 4 units of alcohol a day and no more than 21 units over the course of the week.

Women:
No more than 2 to 3 units of alcohol a day and no more than 14 units over the course of the week....

 

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