Alcohol is a drug!
Half a pint of beer, one single spirit or one small glass of wine is one unit of alcohol.
Common Alcoholic Drinks and Unit Guide
Guinness Draft 2.3 units
John Smiths 2.3 units
Boddingtons 2.2 units
Tetley's Bitter 2.2 units
Worthington's 2 units
Alcohol is a depressant which slows down the brain and nervous system and reduces inhibitions.
The liver can only break down one unit of alcohol every hour so blood alcohol levels can remain high for many hours after a heavy drinking session.
Drinking alcohol can lead to less control over behaviour, which may lead to inappropriate risk-taking and violence.
A man regularly drinking four or more units a day increases the risk to his health, while it is three or more units a day for a woman.
Drinking 50 units a week is harmful for a man, whilst drinking over 35 units is harmful for a woman.
Longer term health risks for men and women from excessive harmful drinking can include inflammation of the lining of the stomach, throat cancer and liver disease.
Stella Artois 3 units
Carling 2.3 units
Fosters 3.5 units
Budweiser (Bottle) 1.7 units
Carlsberg 2.3 units
Carlsberg Export 2.8 units
Heineken 2.8 units
Cider/Perry 3 units