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Standard Drinks

What Is A Standard Drink

If you drink it is important to keep track of how much alcohol you are drinking. Standard drinks can help you to work this out. A standard drink measures the amount of pure alcohol in a drink, not the amount of liquid

One standard drink contains about 10grams of pure alcohol

One standard drink contains about 10grams of pure alcohol.

 

Each of these drinks is a standard drink

Each of these drinks is a standard drink, they all contain about 10grams of pure alcohol.

 

All cans and bottles that contain alcohol should have a label

All cans and bottles that contain alcohol should have a label which tells you approximately how many standard drinks they contain.

Use these images to see how many standard drinks are in each type of beverage.

Following the guidelines can help you reduce the risk of harm from drinking alcohol.

Some of the health risks from drinking alcohol build up over your lifetime. This means the more you drink the greater the risk. To reduce your risk of alcohol-related disease or injury over your lifetime you should not drink more than 2 standard drinks on any day.

Learn how many standard drinks are in common glasses, click here.

You should not drink alcohol alone, when planning to drive, operate machinery, or do things like hunting, fishing, boating, and going bush. Alcohol will affect your judgement and your performance, and you may put yourself and other people at risk of harm.