Did you know?
What is a drink?
One standard drink contains 14g of pure alcohol. So that is, 12 ounces of beer, 1.5 ounces of hard liquor, or 5 ounces of wine
Recommended amount to drink
No more than 1 drink a day for a woman. No more than 2 drinks a day for a man
Effects of alcohol on our body?
- Long term alcohol consumption can lead your frontal lobe in your brain to shrink
- Drinking can lead to behavioral changes (slurred speech, poor coordination)
- Alcohol prevents your body from absorbing important vitamins and nutrients
Drinking and Driving in the U.S.
The graph above shows people’s answers to the following question: “During the past 30 days, how many times have you driven when you’ve had too much to drink?” (source: CDC)
One death occurs every 50 minutes in the U.S due to drink-and-drive.
Is beer or wine safer to drink than liquor?
No, one 12oz beer or 5oz wine has the same amount of alcohol as a 1.5oz shot of liquor. It is the amount of liquor consumed that affects the person most. (source: CDC)
What can I do to help someone that has a drinking problem?
You can talk to your doctor if you feel like you or someone you know has a drinking problem. Also, you can call the National Drug and Alcohol Treatment Referral Routing Service at 1-800-622-HELP, and they can give you information about treatment programs near you. (source: CDC)
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