WHAT IS ALCOHOL ABUSE?
Alcohol abuse refers to a continued pattern of excessive drinking despite negative consequences, it includes:
This refers to when a person frequently exceeds the Chief Medical Officers’ guidelines of 14 units per week. That’s the same as:
Six pints of 4% ABV beer or
Six medium (175ml) glasses of 13% ABV wine.
Consuming more than six units of alcohol for both men and women is typically seen as binge drinking. That’s the same as:
Two large glasses of (250ml) of 12% ABV wine or
Two pints of 5% ABV beer or cider or
Six shots 40% proof clear spirits.