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Drink aware

T&J Installations is keen to promote responsible drinking.

Did you know?

  • The government’s daily guideline is 2-3 units for women and 3-4 units for men.
  • There are around 10 million people drinking above the Government's recommended limits.
  • Between 15,000 and 20,000 premature deaths in England and Wales each year are associated with alcohol misuse.
  • Alcohol can be fattening. If you were to add three or four gin and tonics to your usual daily diet, you could put on 4lbs over four weeks.
  • Children learn their behaviour largely from their parents, so how you drink may affect how they drink too, both now and in the future

Unit measures

Alcohol is measured in units. In the UK, one unit is 10ml or eight grams of pure alcohol. Current medical evidence shows that men should not regularly drink more than three to four units a day and women not more than two to three. "Regularly" means drinking every day or most days of the week. Consistently drinking more than these amounts can risk damaging your health, with the danger increasing the longer you continue and the more you drink.

This table shows many units are in popular drinks:

Low Alcohol Drinks






Beer, lager & cider at 2% 0.7 units0.9 units1.1 units2 units
Beer, Lager & Cider
Beer, lager & cider at 4%
1.3 units
1.8 units
2.3 units
4 units
Beer, lager & cider at 5%
1.7 units
2.2 units
2.8 units
5 units
Beer, lager & cider at 6%
2 units
2.6 units3.4 units6 units
Super strength beer, lager & cider
Beer, lager & cider at 9%
3 units4 units
5.1 units
9 units

1 bottle


1.4 units
Spirits (38-40%)

Small measure


Large measure


Small double measure


Large double measure


Gin, rum, vodka & whisky 1 unit1.4 units
1.9-2 units
2.7-2.8 units
Shots (38-40%)

Small measure


Large measure


Tequila, Sambuca
1 unit
1.3 units
Wine & Champagne (red, white rose & sparkling)

Small glass


Standard glass


Large glass




1.25 units
1.75 units
2.5 units
7.5 units
1.4 units
1.9 units
2.8 units
8.3 units
1.5 units
2.1 units
3 units
9 units
1.6 units
2.3 units
3.3 units9.8 units
1.75 units
2.5 units
3.5 units
10.5 units
Fortified wine

Standard measure


Sherry & port
0.9-1 unit

For more details on units and alcohol consumption visit www.drinkaware.co.uk

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