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Alcohol use treatment
One standard drink is equal to 0.6 fluid ounces of alcohol or 14 grams of pure alcohol.
That equals one 12 ounce can of beer, one five ounce glass of wine, or one and a half ounces of 80 proof liquor (one shot).
The following resources from the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA) help you and your patients or clients sort our their use of alcohol:
Review the alcohol safety and fact sheet with patients or clients to show them:
- Standard drink sizes
- Low risk drinking guidelines by NIAAA
- How alcohol effects the body
Are there provider resources?
Yes. Resources are available from a variety of organizations such as the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) and NIAAA: