Do you know how much you drink? It could be more than you think. So much guidance is built around units, but what does ‘safe drinking’ really look like? We put The Hits presenters Gemma Atkinson, Gethin Jones and Dave Vitty to the test.
This video aims to deliver some much-needed truths around measured drinking.
Here are the facts. 25ml of vodka (a single measure) equals 1 unit of alcohol. Two of the presenters thought it would be more, which is a common theme when it comes to our understanding of measuring alcohol.
Alcohol can bring great social and economic benefit to the region, and even its thriving nightlife is enjoyed by many who drink responsibly. But there is another side to the story.
Greater Manchester admits 53% more people to hospital for alcohol related issues than the national average, and 20,000 of our children live with an alcohol dependent adult.
But we can make a difference. Watch The Big Measure, and see how much you really know about your own alcohol consumption. The results might surprise you.