What Is A Standard Drink?

“I have not inquired at what period of time the use of intoxicating liquors commenced, nor is it important to know. It is sufficient to know that on first opening our eyes upon the stage of existence we found intoxicating liquor recognized by everybody, used by everybody, repudiated by nobody.”  Abraham Lincoln,  Speech given to Illinois Temperance Society, 1842


What Is A Standard Drink?

February 11, 2023
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“Rather a bottle in front of me than a frontal lobotomy”

— Some guy


Many people are surprised to learn what counts as a “drink”. The amount of liquid in your glass, can, or bottle does not necessarily match up to how much alcohol is actually in your drink.  Even before the United States federal government withdrew from regulating alcohol, the conversation, and degree of agreement and  attitude, remains remarkably regionally specific:

Missouri University of Science & Technology: What is a Standard Drink?

University of South Alabama: What is a Standard Drink?

Stanford University Office of Alcohol Policy and Education

Other nations serve alcohol to students on campus in university owned facilities.

Maynooth University Student Union County Kildare

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