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Do you know your alcohol units?

It can be tricky to know how many units are in different alcoholic drinks as they all come in different shapes and sizes! Which is why we have created this handy little guide for you. If you are doing dry Jan, save this anyway as it may be helpful for afterwards.


First off though, lets remind ourselves of the guidelines for alcohol in the UK

It is advised to not drink more than 14 units a week on a regular basis and if you do drink, spread your drinking evenly over three or more days. To put this into perspective, that is approximately equivalent to 6 pints of beer or 6 medium glasses of wine.


How many units do different alcoholic drinks contain?

Below is a guide showing the approximate number of units in different alcoholic drinks. The precise number of units will vary depending on the specific drink you are drinking. If you’d like to know thenumber of units in a specific drink, or to understand your own alcohol intake, head over to Alcohol Change UK and use their unit calculator.