Understanding alcohol

Alcohol & Covid-19 (coronavirus)

Here you'll find practical advice and tools to protect your physical and mental health during the pandemic.

What is a standard drink?

Read about the factors that will affect the standard drink content of a drink. And how long it will take for your body to process.

What are the low-risk weekly alcohol guidelines?

Details on the low-risk weekly guidelines and binge drinking to help you to keep track and reduce alcohol-related harm.

How does alcohol affect me?

Learn about the range of short- and long-term effects alcohol can have on your health and wellbeing.

Benefits of cutting down or cutting out alcohol

Find out about the many good reasons to drink less, take a break from alcohol or cut it out entirely.

Tips to drink less alcohol

Read about small actions you can take towards more mindful drinking within the guidelines. And alcohol-free recipes to try at home.

Explore sober curious and mindful drinking

Find out more about the rise of the sober curious and mindful drinking lifestyle as we become a more health-conscious nation.

How to stop drinking alcohol completely

If you are thinking about giving up alcohol entirely, here are some tips that may help.

Drink driving in Ireland

Get the facts on the law, the limits and the penalties to help keep our roads safe for all. Never drink and drive.