How To - Cut Back on Alcohol

How To - Cut Back on Alcohol

The first step is simply to know how much you're drinking. It's almost certainly not what you think. Here's the scoop..

Alcohol Content of Drinks

The Standard Drink

A Standard Drink is defined as a drink that needs one hour for its alcohol content to be metabolized. That's just 18 ml of Alcohol.

So here's what you're drinking in terms of a Standard Drink..

80 Proof Liquor (40% Alcohol by volume)

“Bottle” 750ml - 17 Standard Drinks
“½ Bottle” 375ml - 8.5 Standard Drinks
“Martini” 200ml - 4.5 Standard Drinks
“Miniature” 50ml - 1.1 Standard Drinks

Wine (13% Alcohol by volume)

“Bottle” 750ml - 5.5 Standard Drinks
“½ Bottle” 375ml - 2.7 Standard Drinks
“Big Glass” (10 fluid ounces) - 2 Standard Drinks
“Standard Glass” (5 fluid ounces) - 1 Standard Drink

Beer (5% Alcohol by volume)

“Pint” (16 fluid ounces) - 1.2 Standard Drinks
“Bottle” (12 fluid ounces) - 1 Standard Drink

Notice that a 12 fluid ounce bottle of beer is a standard drink, but even a miniature of 80 proof liquor is more than one standard drink. And the big shocker - a single Martini is 4.5 standard drinks! So if you knock back just 2 Martinis you've had 9 drinks - which will take about 9 hours to get out of your system!

Content written and posted by Ken Abbott abbottsystems@gmail.com