Alcohol unit guidelines

The government's lower risk guidelines for alcohol are different for men and women. Click on either the male or female button below to find out what the guidelines are for you.

Men should not regularly exceed:

3-4 units per day which is equal to

a pint and a half of beer based on 4% ABV

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Men should not regularly exceed:

3-4 units per day which is equal to

a large (250ml) glass of wine based on 13% AVB

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Men should not regularly exceed:

3-4 units per day which is equal to

a pint and a half of cider based on 4.5% AVB

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Men should not regularly exceed:

3-4 units per day which is equal to

3 or 4 glasses of 25ml measures of spirits based on 40% AVB

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Men should not regularly exceed:

3-4 units per day which is equal to

3 bottles (275ml) of alcopops based on 4% ABV

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Women should not regularly exceed:

which is equal to 2-3 units per day

a pint of beer based on 4% ABV

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Women should not regularly exceed:

which is equal to 2-3 units per day

a medium (175ml) glass of wine based on 13% AVB

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Women should not regularly exceed:

which is equal to 2-3 units per day

a pint of cider based on 4.5% AVB

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Women should not regularly exceed:

which is equal to 2-3 units per day

2 or 3 glasses of 25ml measures of spirits based on 40% AVB

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Women should not regularly exceed:

which is equal to 2-3 units per day

2 bottles (275ml) of alcopops based on 4% ABV

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Page updated: April 2014

Page approved by: Drinkaware medical panel November 2012