The Benefits Of Drinking Less Alcohol

What are the benefits of drinking less alcohol? We list the reasons why it can make you feel better to cut down on the booze.

Remember: The legal drinking age in Scotland and the UK is 18 years old.

You get more time

Mornings and afternoons wasted to hangovers can be salvaged, and you have more time to do the things you want – maybe you could go for a run, try a new hobby or read the books you’ve been meaning to get to!

Better sleep

Alcohol doesn’t make you sleep better – it actually disrupts your sleeping pattern and you get a worse quality sleep and the effects can last even after it's out of your system. Cutting down can mean you get a better night’s sleep and you’ll feel a lot better in the morning.

More money

Nights out in particular can cost a bunch – see how much you could be spending. Instead, this could be spent on things you want... those new trainers you’ve had your eye on, a meal with your friends, or tickets for a gig.

Feeling better

Alcohol can affect your immune system, so by drinking less your body will be better at fighting off diseases. So you’ll end up feeling much better and ready to take on the day.

Healthier body

By drinking less you look after your liver and reduce your risk of diabetes and heart problems. So by cutting back on alcohol you are making sure you have better health in the future. Alcohol can also affect our skin and the way we look.

Visit the Choices for Life page for more information on alcohol, drugs and smoking.