Learning about alcohol units can help you to understand how strong your drinks are and keep track of your drinking.
One alcohol unit is around 8 to 10mg of pure alcohol. Sometimes, you might see a unit measure written on your drink packaging, such as ‘1.2 units’. Alcohol content is also expressed as “alcohol by volume” (ABV) – so a bottle of wine which is 13% ABV is 13% pure alcohol.
To help you add up your units over an average week, try Drinkaware’s Seven-Day Unit Calculator.