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How to calculate standard drinks
It's important to keep track of the amount of alcohol you are consuming so you can stay within the recommended safe levels. Counting the number of standard drinks is a much more reliable way to measure your alcohol intake than counting glasses, bottles, or cans, as these can vary in size considerably.
In Australia, all labeled drinks are required to state the number of standard drinks they contain. If a drink has no label, restaurant or bar staff can help identify how many standard drinks are contained in the drink you have ordered.
The amount of standard drinks can be calculated as follows:
*The specific gravity of ethyl alcohol is 0.789
For example: For one stubbie (375 ml) of full strength beer (5% alcohol by volume):
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Last updated: July 27th, 2006
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