When people regularly have more than about 2 standard drinks per day, they run a greater risk of serious health problems. The more people drink, the greater the risk. Risks for women increase much faster than men, as they drink more.
In many homes alcohol is a part of the lives of families. Dad or mum may have a beer or wine or other drink when they get home from work. Adults may have a glass of wine with a special meal or when friends come round.