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1

What is a unit of alcohol?

10ml of pure alcohol

2

How do you calculate how many units of alcohol are in a drink?

1 litre of an x% strength drink will have x units of alcohol

3

Work out how many units of alcohol are in a 125ml glass of 12% strength wine.

1.5 units

4

When considering the impact of alcohol, what is it also important to consider?

Social factors

5

What are some potential negative effects on health regarding large alcohol consumption

Impaired brain development
Anaemia
Cirrhosis
Hapatitis
Pancreatis
Alcoholic cardiac myopathy
Physiological effects
Ataxia
Impaired memory

6

What is classes as binge drinking (over how many units)?

Males: 8 units in one day
Females: 6 units in one day