Alcohol Consumption



The medical profession and government have released a number of guidelines and recommendations regarding safe drinking.

Lower-risk guidelines

Women: should not regularly* drink more than 2 to 3 units of alcohol a day. That’s no more than a standard 175ml glass of wine (ABV 13%)

Men: should not regularly* drink more than 3 to 4 units of alcohol a day. That’s not much more than a pint of strong lager, beer or cider (ABV 5.2%)


* “Regularly” means drinking this amount most days or every day.  ABV is the percentage of alcohol in the drink.

The current recommendations are:

 

Drink % alcohol Units of alcohol
 Wine Bottle Wine 10-15% Small glass (175ml)
1.5-2
Large glass (250ml)
2-3
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9-10
Wine Bottle Beer 3-5% Bottle
1.5
Pint
2.5
 
Wine Bottle Strong
beer/ cider
8.9% 2.5 4 bottle
12-16 
Wine Bottle Spirits 30-50% Single
(25ml)
Double
(50ml)
Bottle
(700ml)