The best advice for your health is not to drink alcohol until you're 18. If you do choose to drink before then, remember to:
If you do decide to drink here are some helpful tips on how to drink responsibly:
If you are going to drink, it's a good idea to try and keep an eye on how much alcohol you're consuming. Because drinks come in all shapes and sizes, it can be tricky to keep track of your units. Check out the tools below which can help you add them all up:
Try out the NHS units calculator
Or you can download a desktop alcohol tracker. It can calculate alcohol units, keep a personal drinks diary on your desktop and provide feedback on your drinking over time.
If you have an iPhone or iPod touch you can download the free NHS Drinks Tracker from the app store straight from your phone. It allows you to keep a drink diary and get feedback on your drinking.