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Is one type of alcoholic drink safer than another?

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All alcoholic drinks contain alcohol, and all can be dangerous. The more alcohol you drink, the more you'll be impaired. Beer, wine, and liquor all contain different amounts of alcohol. Beer is between 3% and 10% alcohol. Wine is about 12% and liquor is usually about 40% alcohol. One beer has about the same amount of alcohol as one glass of wine or one shot of liquor.

SOURCES: National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism. Collegedrinkingprevention.gov: "College Drinking: Changing the Culture."

CDC: "Fact Sheets - Underage Drinking."

 

Reviewed by Dan Brennan on April 18, 2019

SOURCES: National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism. Collegedrinkingprevention.gov: "College Drinking: Changing the Culture."

CDC: "Fact Sheets - Underage Drinking."

 

Reviewed by Dan Brennan on April 18, 2019

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