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Are you one of the 9%

Discussion in 'Personal' started by Duke of York, Mar 8, 2016.

  1. Duke of York

    Duke of York Star commenter

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-35752316

    "Around 2.5 million people in Great Britain - 9% of drinkers - consume more than the new weekly recommended limit for alcohol in a single day, latest figures from the Office for National Statistics show."

    Do you think the 14 units per week max is a realistic limit on alcohol to aim for?
    • Single shot of spirits (25ml): 1 unit
    • Standard (175ml) glass of wine: 2.1 units
    • Large (250ml) glass of wine: 3 units
    • Pint of 4%-strength beer: 2.3 units
    • Pint of 5%-strength beer: 2.8 units
    • Pint of strong cider (8%): 4.5 unit
     
  2. lilachardy

    lilachardy Star commenter

    No, I am not.
    It's a rare week where I drink at all.
     
  3. Didactylos4

    Didactylos4 Star commenter

    Depends on how bad the week has been......

    Most of the time I am well under because I hardly drink at all.

    Sometimes I exceed the limit within a couple of days
    Sometimes in one night
     
  4. sabrinakat

    sabrinakat Star commenter

    Only 9% drink above the recommended limit? Yikes!

    MrSK and I drink responsibly (particularly a few glasses a wine with dinner and after) but do go above the limit weekly....we're both pretty healthy and it's our only vice....
     
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  5. grumpydogwoman

    grumpydogwoman Star commenter

    It's a very realistic target. I can reach it within two nights.
     
  6. RedQuilt

    RedQuilt Star commenter

    Not me. I've had one glass of champagne in the last 5 years so I'm well under :)
     
  7. lanokia

    lanokia Star commenter

    I had two pints on Friday night... nothing since.
     
  8. lanokia

    lanokia Star commenter

    I'm concerned about your drinking!
     
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  9. RedQuilt

    RedQuilt Star commenter

    Lol :)
    I've given it up again now, crisis over.
     
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  10. grumpydogwoman

    grumpydogwoman Star commenter

    That's hopeless @RedQuilt
    You've missed the target by miles!
    Must try harder.
    Cheers!
     
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  11. Duke of York

    Duke of York Star commenter

    That 9% are getting through their weekly allowance in a day. Possibly every day of the week.
     
  12. sabrinakat

    sabrinakat Star commenter

    So, is a bottle a night too much? Or should we limit the toddler's intake?
     
  13. RedQuilt

    RedQuilt Star commenter

    I really am hopeless at drinking :oops:. For some reason, after my 40th birthday, even a little bit of alcohol started making me feel horrible. I can't abide the stuff now.

    You can have my share if you like ;)
     
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  14. Mangleworzle

    Mangleworzle Star commenter

    Maybe they regard it as an aspirational target.
     
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  15. lilachardy

    lilachardy Star commenter

    No, 9% reach their weekly limit in just one day.
     
  16. Sillow

    Sillow Lead commenter

    Perhaps one day in every month I'll exceed the weekly limit in one go, but only just. But most of the time I don't drink anything, so I have most weeks where I am well under the limit.
     
  17. sabrinakat

    sabrinakat Star commenter

    Oops! I misread - usually reach the weekly limit by day 3 or day 4....the toddler, though, is a milkoholic.....
     
  18. rosievoice

    rosievoice Star commenter

    Hell no. I could get squiffy on a wine gum.
     
  19. Didactylos4

    Didactylos4 Star commenter

    Hmmm
    You can get a lot of wine gums for the price of a bottle of wine.......
     
  20. lexus300

    lexus300 Star commenter

    I have a glass of red wine with my evening meal most nights and occasionally a single malt night cap. i fully intend to continue the practice:)
     
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