Each Standard Size Drink Always Contains


Lowdown On Each Standard Size Drink Always Contains

Each standard size drink always contains the same amount of alcohol according to many countries which use the standardized drink to define quantities of alcohol intake. One standard drink always has the same amount of alcohol irrespective size of the container or type of alcoholic beverage – the actual amount of alcohol in the drink may be different from one country to another – there is no international standard size drink.

Both the “standard” size drink concept and the idea of an “alcohol unit” are useful tools for public health and commercial publications and communications. Usually it is a government agency that issues the information containing these two terms. These concepts are helpful for informing individuals of the amount of alcohol they are consuming.

Most often definitions of standard drinks and alcohol units are given out in conjunction with drinking guidelines. Official “drinks” contain between 8 and 14 grams, depending on which country you are in.

My Personal Story

My husband drank a standard size drink in the sense that he always drank beer which was generally measured out in 12 or 16 ounce cans. He would price his alcohol depending on how many cans of beer he could purchase with his money each day. In that respect, using the standard size drink helped him with his calculations.

Neither of us really paid attention to standard drink measurements except when it comes to driving. It is useful to know that your drinking limits are before getting behind the wheel of a car. Here is a Blood Alcohol Content (BAC) Calculator that you can use to calculate your blood alcohol content before driving.

Here are some fast facts:

- If you are at 0.05 BAC you double your chances of a crash.
- The chances of a crash while hung over are greater because of fatigue.
- Catching a taxi to where you”ve got to go is cheaper than loosing your license.

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Julie builds websites and writes content for others as an independent contractor. She previously worked as a software engineer and as a IT consultant for close to 25 years before she started her own business working on the internet in 2004. She also showcases and sells prison art from inmate artists serving time on death row in San Quentin, California at SanQuentinPrisonArt.com.

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