There are many reasons for opening a bottle of wine or having a cold beer which is generally not a problem if you're drinking alcohol responsibly and within the low risk guidelines.1
However, Raj Kundhi, senior physiologist at AXA Health, highlights the long-term health implications of excessive drinking and how keeping it under control can help make a big difference to your health and your happiness.
Scroll down to find out just how excessive alcohol can affect different parts of your body and how much is too much. We're also sharing some tips to help you cut down.
So what are the "safe" limits when it comes to alcohol, and how can we stay within them?