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How much are you drinking?

This tool helps you know how much alcohol is in what you drink on a single drinking occasion.

In New Zealand, one standard drink contains 10g of pure alcohol. A common sized drink often contains more than one standard drink.

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Select a drink type from the top menu, then drag a drink from the menu on the left onto the table surface.

You have drunk more than 10 standard drinks. This is too much to drink on a single occasion.

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Approx. Standard Drinks 1.6

Your drinking summary

Drinking at this level on a single occasion, depending on the length of time you take to drink this amount, means you are less likely to have an alcohol-related injury.

To reduce your risk of injury on a single occasion of drinking, drink no more than five standard drinks.

To reduce your long-term health risks, drink no more than three standard drinks a day and 15 standard drinks a week.

Have at least two alcohol-free days every week

Drinking at this level on a single occasion means you have an increased risk of an alcohol-related injury. Cutting down how much you drink will reduce your risk.

To reduce your risk of injury on a single occasion of drinking, drink no more than five standard drinks.

To reduce your long-term health risks, drink no more than three standard drinks a day and 15 standard drinks a week.

Have at least two alcohol-free days every week

Drinking at this level on a single occasion means you are at high risk of having an alcohol-related injury. It would be good to get some help to cut down or stop your drinking.

If you would like to talk with someone about your drinking, phone the Alcohol Drug Helpline 0800 787 797, free txt 8681 or visit alcoholdrughelp.org.nz. It is confidential and free.

To reduce your risk of injury on a single occasion of drinking, drink no more than five standard drinks.

To reduce your long-term health risks, drink no more than three standard drinks a day and 15 standard drinks a week.

Have at least two alcohol-free days every week

Can you pour a standard drink?

Drinking at this level on a single occasion, depending on the length of time you take to drink this amount, means you are less likely to have an alcohol-related injury.

To reduce your risk of injury on a single occasion of drinking, drink no more than four standard drinks.

To reduce your long-term health risks, drink no more than two standard drinks a day and 10 standard drinks a week.

Have at least two alcohol-free days every week
Stop drinking alcohol if you could be pregnant, are pregnant or are trying to get pregnant.

Drinking at this level on a single occasion means you have an increased risk of an alcohol-related injury. Cutting down how much you drink will reduce your risk.

To reduce your risk of injury on a single occasion of drinking, drink no more than four standard drinks.

To reduce your long-term health risks, drink no more than two standard drinks a day and 10 standard drinks a week.

Have at least two alcohol-free days every week
Stop drinking alcohol if you could be pregnant, are pregnant or are trying to get pregnant.

Drinking at this level on a single occasion means you are at high risk of having an alcohol-related injury. It would be good to get some help to cut down or stop your drinking.

If you would like to talk with someone about your drinking, phone the Alcohol Drug Helpline 0800 787 797, free txt 8681 or visit alcoholdrughelp.org.nz. It is confidential and free.

To reduce your risk of injury on a single occasion of drinking, drink no more than four standard drinks.

To reduce your long-term health risks, drink no more than two standard drinks a day and 10 standard drinks a week.

Have at least two alcohol-free days every week
Stop drinking alcohol if you could be pregnant, are pregnant or are trying to get pregnant.

Can you pour a standard drink?

What you've drunk

  • 1 - Wine 125ml
  • 2 - Wine 750ml
  • 1 - Lite beer 330ml
  • 1 - Beer 330ml
  • 3 - Beer 450ml
  • 1 - Cider 330ml
  • 1 - RTD 250ml
  • 1 - RTD 350ml
  • 1 - Spirit 30ml
  • 1 - Spirit 60ml

RTD (Ready to drink)