standard drink


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A notional volume containing a specified amount of alcohol. One unit of alcohol is about 8 grams of pure ethanol, equal to a half pint of beer, a (small) glass of wine, half a glass of sherry or port, or one measure (shot glass) of spirits

standard drink

Substance abuse A 'unit' of alcohol consumption equal to 44 ml–a 'shot'–of 40% alcohol by volume, aka 'hard' liquor–gin, rum, vodka, whiskey, or 150 ml of 12% alcohol by volume–eg, wine, or 360 ml of 5% alcohol by volume–eg, beer. See Alcoholic type I, Alcoholic type II, Alcoholism.

standard drink

In alcohol-related research either one 12 oz serving of beer, 5 oz of wine, or 1.5 oz of distilled spirits.
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Know what constitutes a standard drink and have no more than one per hour-and no more than 4 drinks for men or 3 for women per day.
This is roughly one standard drink for women and two standard drinks for men.
Low alcohol consumption was defined as 1-2 standard drinks (10 g alcohol per standard drink in Australia) per occasion and fewer than 7 drinks per week.
A standard drink is a 12-ounce beer, 5 ounces of wine or 1.
One estimate placed the average alcohol content consumed with typical drinks as 32 percent above the alcohol content of a standard drink (Greenfield et al.
25 per standard drink in some states, compared to about $1.
A standard drink is 12 ounces of regular beer or 8 ounces of strong beer, 5 ounces of regular wine or a 1.
If you plead guilty to an offence of failing to provide a sample of breath, the magistrates' sentencing guidelines indicate that such offences should be considered more seriously than being a standard drink driving charge.
Made of a blend of fruit purees and/or sweetened juices without artificial ingredients, each flavor contains no alcohol and includes suggestions for making the standard drink or tasty variations.
Such analyses found that overall, any increase in drinking beyond one standard drink on average per day is associated with an increased net risk for morbidity and mortality in high-income countries (Rehm et al.
Monismith emphasized that standard drink sizes are often forgotten as containers become larger and that consumers often don't realize the alcohol content of some high-proof beer.
For quantification of alcohol intake, a standard drink was defined as 10 g of absolute alcohol.

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