We've all been there, bleary eyed the morning after a big night out, wondering why there's a traffic cone in your bedroom and vowing never to touch another drop as long as you live.
Which is all well and good. But then the next weekend rolls around, you head out for 'just one' and before you know it it's Sunday morning and you're nursing a monster hangover and clinging to the edge of the sofa watching re-runs of MAFS.
If this sounds all too familiar, it might be time to give the booze a break, or, at the very least, reduce your alcohol intake. Because, while we agree, it's super easy to fall into the routine of a few quickies after work to celebrate/commiserate/just because, it's not doing much for our health.
Binge drinking can lead to short-term memory loss, impaired judgement and nausea. But excessive drinking over the longer term - we're talking more than 10 standard drinks per week - can cause all kinds of serious health issues, including dementia, stomach cancer, cirrhosis of the liver, high blood pressure, stroke and heart disease.
So, if you're downing more than a bottle of wine or six beers a week, and are considering reducing your intake (or even having some time off the turps), we've got some solutions for you.