Those few extra drinks can have a whole lot of different impacts … and many of them are hidden. Drinking alcohol can take a toll on your finances and relationships as well as have lasting impacts on your physical and mental health.
It helps to know how to spot the sign of risky drinking when deciding it’s time to take action. If you recognise any of the following signs, it may be time to reduce your drinking:
- Challenges cutting back
- Drinking earlier in the day
- Drinking to alleviate boredom
- People expressing concern
- Difficulty meeting daily tasks
- Difficulty controlling emotions
- Drinking more to get the same effect
Find out more about the seven signs of risky drinking.
To find out how your drinking measures up, try out the quick and interactive Drinking Calculator.
7 signs of risky drinking
It helps to know how to spot the signs of risky drinking. Find out some of the signs you might be experiencing.
How alcohol affects you
Over time, small increases to the amount of alcohol you drink can steadily rise. This can have lasting impacts on your physical and mental health.