People need to know how much alcohol they are drinking. In the UK, we do this by measuring alcohol in units.
It can be complicated to understand and work out, so here are a few examples.
- A normal strength pint of beer is about 2 units
- a pub measure of spirits (vodka, whiskey, gin) is about 1 unit.
- A medium glass of wine is about 2 units.
Adults should not drink more than 14 units of alcohol per week spread over a minimum of 3 days with at least 2 alcohol free days.
Young people under 18 are advised not to drink alcohol.