A glass or two of wine when out for dinner, sipping a beer in the summer sunshine or celebrating a birthday over cocktails. These have all become the norm in many of today’s cultures, and when consumed in moderation the risks are relatively low, however it is all too easy to forget that alcohol can be both harmful and addictive.
So what would class as safe consumption? According to and based on the government’s guidelines the advised consumption limit per week, for both men and women, are 14 units of alcohol, but what does this really equate to?
The NHS and National Office of Statistics define binge drinking as drinking more than double the lower risk guidelines for alcohol in one session. Government advice states that for a male consuming 8 units in one sitting and 6 units for a female, is considered binge drinking. So what does this translate into? 8 Units is the equivalent of 3 bottles of beers and 6 Units would be found in 2 glasses of wine.
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