Answer: Drinking twice the recommended amount of alcohol
in a single session.
Other types of drinking are:
Lower-risk drinking means that in most circumstances you have a low risk of
causing yourself future harm with the amount that you are drinking. You will
be drinking within the recommended guidelines (remember these recommendations
are for adults only).
Increasing-risk drinking (also known as hazardous). Drinking at this level
increases the risk of damaging your health; you are drinking over the
recommended units of alcohol on a regular basis.
Higher-risk drinking (also known as harmful). For a man who is regularly
drinking more than 8 units a day and a woman who drinks more than 6. This
level of drinking is high risk and is much more likely to damage your health.
You may be suffering with health issues from alcohol already.
2. One unit of alcohol is equivalent to…
Answer: 25 ml shot of vodka
What is a unit?
One alcohol unit is measured as 10 ml or 8 g of pure alcohol. This equals one
25 ml single measure of sprit (ABV 37.5%), or half a pint of beer (ABV 4%),
with wine it all depending on whether your glass is small at 1.5 units (125
ml), medium at 2 units (175 ml) or large at 3 units (250 ml) ABV 12%
(http://www.drinkaware.co.uk). The strength of the alcohol, as well as the
amount in the glass or bottle will change the number of units.
3. Alcohol is…
Acute alcohol poisoning is usually a result of binge-drinking. Your body can
process about one unit of alcohol an hour. If you drink a lot in a short
space of time, the amount of alcohol in your bloodstream (Blood Alcohol
Concentration or BAC) may become dangerously high
4. How many people by the age of 15 will have tried alcohol on
Answer: 8 out of 10
Young people who start drinking before age 15 years are five times more
likely to develop alcohol dependence or abuse later in life than those who
begin drinking at or after age 21 years.
5. As a young person, drinking too much alcohol can lead to….
Answer: All of them
- Increased risk of Sexually Transmitted Infection — you are less likely to
use protection whilst under the influence of alcohol
- More likely to be involved in criminal offence - the effects of alcohol can
sometimes make you act different and this can include committing a
- More likely to be admitted to hospital with an alcohol-related condition –
there has been an increase in the number of younger people ending up at A & E
with alcohol and alcohol-related admissions.
6. Which of these is an effect of alcohol on your body?
Answer: All of them!!!
7. 1 in 3 adults is at risk of alcohol-related liver disease.
Alcohol has an effect on the liver as well as other organs in the body. The
liver may become progressively damaged through a condition known as
cirrhosis, which may lead to liver failure, liver cancer and death.
8. Approximately how many calories are in a pint of cider?
Answer: 180-250 calories
Alcohol contains calories; the amount will depend on the type of drink you
choose. An increase in weight is an effect of drinking alcohol.
9. How old do you need to be to buy alcohol?
Answer: 18 years old
The law states that you are not allowed to buy alcohol under the age of 18
years. There are heavy sanctions for shops that sell it to anyone
10. What is the earlier age parents are legally allowed to give
alcohol to their children?
Answer: 5 years old.
It is not illegal for a child aged 5 to 16 to drink alcohol at home or on
other private premises whilst supervised by an adult. This does not mean you
should give a young child a drink, this would be deemed as irresponsible
behaviour, but allows parents or carers to make their own choice as to when,
how, or if they should introduce an occasional sip on a special occasion for
11. Nearly a third (29%) of alcohol related deaths are a result
of alcohol-related accidents. These deaths are more common
12. In a recent survey, a third of 16-22 year olds said they
have had unprotected sex when drunk. (Youthnet 2009)
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