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What does one (alcoholic) drink equal?

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A serving of alcohol is:

  • 12 ounces of regular beer
  • 8-9 ounces of malt liquor
  • 5 ounces of wine
  • 3-4 ounces of fortified wine (such as sherry or port)
  • 2-3 ounces of cordial, liqueur, or aperitif
  • 1.5 ounces of brandy, cognac, or 80-proof distilled spirits

From: Do I Have an Alcohol Problem? WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES: 

Psychology Today: "What Are the Eleven Symptoms of "Alcohol Use Disorder"?

National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism: "Alcohol Use Disorder: A Comparison Between DSM-IV and DSM-5," "What Is A Standard Drink?"

Reviewed by Melinda Ratini on August 01, 2017

SOURCES: 

Psychology Today: "What Are the Eleven Symptoms of "Alcohol Use Disorder"?

National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism: "Alcohol Use Disorder: A Comparison Between DSM-IV and DSM-5," "What Is A Standard Drink?"

Reviewed by Melinda Ratini on August 01, 2017

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