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One unit is 10ml or 8 grams of pure alcohol. Units are used to determined how strong your drink is as they come in difference strengths and sizes.
It takes an average adult around an hour to process one unit of alcohol so that there is none left in their bloodstream. However this varies from person to person.
Alcohol by Volume
Alcohol content is also expressed as a percentage of the whole drink. On the bottle you will see either a percentage followed by the abbreviation ‘ABV’ (alcohol by volume) or sometimes just the word ‘vol’.
If you would like to know how many units are in your drinks click here and work it out on drinkaware Unit and Calorie Calculator.
There are short and long term effects if you regularly consume alcohol. If you reduce your drinking, the short term symptoms of consuming too much alcohol can improve. However some effects of drinking to excess are not reversible and can cause permanent damage to your long-term health.
Short Term Effects
Long Term Effects
If you think you may have a problem when it comes to alcohol click here and complete the online self-assessment or alternatively at YES we can signpost you for the right support. There are many places to go to for help including:
If you would like some more information on alcohol issues click here.
The term ‘drugs’ covers a wide range of substances that can affect the physical or mental state of a person.
Types of Drugs:
Types of drug use:
To find out more on drugs and how to get support or advice please look through the following links.
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