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What counts as a drink?
Most students do not understand what counts as a drink. A standard drink is anything that contains about 0.6 fluid ounces of pure alcohol. Although the drinks below are different sizes, each contains approximately the same amount of alcohol and counts as a single standard drink.
|12 fl oz of regular beer (about 5% alcohol)||8-9 fl oz of malt liquor (about 7 % alcohol)||5 fl oz of table wine (about 12% alcohol)||1.5 oz of brandy (about 40% alcohol)||1.5 fl oz of 80 proof spirits (about 40% alcohol)|
Social drinking is woven into the fabric of our society; many people enjoy the social and cultural connection of sharing a drink together. However, because drinking is so common in our society, realizing you or a loved one has a drinking problem can be a challenge.