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College Alcohol 101: How Big Is 1 Drink?

Many College Students -- and Probably Other Adults -- Don’t Know

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WebMD contacted the Distilled Spirits Council of the United States. In an emailed statement, Monica Gourovitch, the council's senior vice president of scientific affairs, tells WebMD that government agencies and public health organizations teach the public about the alcoholic content and standard sizes of drinks.

"Understanding alcohol equivalence is an important part of responsible drinking," says Gourovitch's statement. "There are many ways to convey this important scientific fact including the option of putting the information on product labels or the packaging. Current government regulations do not provide for a statement of the standard drink definition."

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