Standard Drinks Calculator
About the Standard Drinks Calculator
A standard drink measures the amount of alcohol, not the amount of liquid you’re drinking – because it’s the alcohol content that is most important to track. The calculator helps you track how many standard drinks are in your usual. You can also add up the number of standard drinks you consume on an average night out.
The Department of Health and Children
The Department of Health and Children advises that up to 11 standard drinks a week for women and up to 17 standard drinks a week for men is considered low risk. It is important that they are spread out over the week and not saved for one session or big night out.
No more than 5 standard drinks should be had on any one occasion, and it is also important to have some alcohol-free days over the course of the week.