Alcohol – the law

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Law If you’re under 18, it is against the law: • to buy or try to buy alcohol • for an adult to buy or try to buy alcohol for you • for someone to sell you alcohol • to drink alcohol in licensed premises (e.g. a pub or restaurant) If you’re 16 or 17… Read more »

Alcohol – What it looks like

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What it looks like In its pure form, alcohol is a clear liquid. It is created during a natural process called fermentation which involves a substance called yeast, and sugar. In this form it is also known as ethanol. This form is not fit for drinking and is not sold for drinking. The alcohol sold… Read more »

Binge drinking

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Binge drinking usually refers to drinking lots of alcohol in a short space of time or drinking to get drunk. Researchers define binge drinking as consuming eight or more units in a single session for men and six or more for women. However, this definition does not apply to everyone because the tolerance and the speed… Read more »

Units and how they work

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A unit is a measurement of alcohol – just like an inch is a measurement of distance. Knowing how many units of alcohol are in a drink helps us to measure how much alcohol we’re putting into our bodies when we drink that drink. A can of Fosters lager has 2 units; a can of… Read more »

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