- A can or stubbie of light beer (2.7%) = 0.7 standard drinks
- A can or stubbie of mid strength beer (3.5%) = 1 standard drink
- A can or stubbie of full strength beer (4.9%) = 1.4 standard drinks
- A jug of full strength beer = 4 standard drinks
- A slab/case of full strength beer = 36 standard drinks
- A bottle of wine (750ml) = about 7 or 8 standard drinks
- A nip of spirits (30ml)= 1 standard drink
Here are some hints to help you drink responsibly:
- Be aware of how much you are drinking, and what you're drinking.
- Be aware of top-ups. Try not to top-up your drink as this can make it difficult to keep track of how many drinks you've had.
- Be aware of what else you're consuming. Eating and drinking non-alcoholic beverages whilst you're drinking alcohol can assist in slowing down the effects of alcohol on the body.
- Be aware of how much you are being served and who is serving your drinks. Don't accept drinks from strangers and try to watch all your drinks being poured.
- Be aware of how you are getting home. Don't get in a car with someone who has been drinking all night and don't drive yourself if you have been drinking. Call a cab, or nominate a designated driver before the start of the night.
- Be aware of your mates. Keep an eye out on everyone in your group to make sure you all stay safe during the night and make it home safely.
Remember that alcohol affects everyone differently. How your body processes alcohol is dependent on a number of factors, including your gender, your size and weight, your age and your lifestyle.
*1 glass = 375ml