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Connecticut Clearinghouse, A Library and Resource Center on Alcohol, Tobacco, Other Drugs, Mental Health and Wellness
A Program of Wheeler Clinic and Funded by The Department of Mental Health & Addiction Services
Alcohol affects individuals differently. Your blood alcohol level may be affected by your age, gender, physical
condition, amount of food consumed, and any drugs or medication. In addition, different drinks may contain different
amounts of alcohol, so it is important to know how much and the concentration of alcohol you consume.
For the purposes of this guide:
“One drink” is equal to 1.5 oz. of 80 proof liquor, 12 oz. of regular beer, or 5 oz. of table wine.
A woman drinking an equal amount of alcohol in the same period of time as a man of an equivalent weight may have a
higher blood alcohol level than that man. Women should refer to the Alcohol Impairment Chart for Women.