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Understanding units helps you keep track of how much alcohol you’re drinking.
1 unit = 10mls of pure alcohol, which means half a pint of beer or 1 single short of spirits.
1.5 units = a small glass of wine or a bottle of alcopops
2 units = a bottle of beer or a medium size glass of wine
3 units = a big glass of wine
9 units = a bottle of wine
Always check the strength of the alcohol as some stronger drinks contain more units.
The recommended amount of alcohol adults can drink is:
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