# I was only going to give up alcohol for a month but I wasn’t prepared for the impact it had

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1. DanBC
One bottle of wine is 750 ml. They range from around 9% ABV (alcohol by volume) to about 14% ABV. Public health advice in England uses "alcohol units". To get the units per drink you multiply the...

One glass of wine a night became two, and then three and – no point in skirting around the facts here – too often it was a bottle, sometimes more. Occasionally, if I was particularly anxious, I’d buy a bottle of wine during the day and drink the lot.

One bottle of wine is 750 ml. They range from around 9% ABV (alcohol by volume) to about 14% ABV.

Public health advice in England uses "alcohol units". To get the units per drink you multiply the serving size in litres by the ABV number. One litre of 40% spirits is 1 * 40 = 40 units.

one bottle of 9% wine is 0.75 * 9 = 6.75 units per bottle.
one bottle of 14% wine is 0.75 * 14 = 10.5 units per bottle.

Current health advice is to drink no more than 14 units per week, with same days drink free and no saving up of the units for a binge. This is for men and women.

She was drinking considerably more than that, so it's a good thing she cut back.

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