What Is a Standard Drink?
It's important to get familiar with the standard drink so you can stay in control when you're getting social.
A standard drink is based on how much alcohol the average person can process in one hour. You can't speed this process up, and your body can only deal with one drink at a time. So, if you have three standard drinks, it will take around three hours for your body to process them.
You can find out how many standard drinks are in a pack or bottle by looking for the standard drinks symbol.
Learn more about standard drinks, including how many are in your favourite alcohol beverages, with these handy fact sheets