According to the Addiction Yearbook of 2020, 36.9 million German adults between the ages of 18 and 64 drink alcohol, which is approximately 72% of this age group. Of these, just under 6.7 million people exhibit risky alcohol consumption, i.e. they drink so much that it can have serious health consequences for them. Alcohol is served and consumed on numerous occasions. For example, wine and beer are also served at our events. So we don't want to forbid you alcohol, but we do want to make it a topic. First and foremost, we want to provide you with information so that you can better assess your own consumption.
For example, do you know how much alcohol is considered risky consumption?
And what exactly are the rules of the road - can I still drive after three glasses of wine?
Can I calculate for myself how much per mille I have after how many drinks?
And what can I actually do about that nasty hangover the next morning?
Regardless of whether you plan to change your drinking behavior or not - it's definitely a good idea for you and your fellow human beings if you inform yourself about the topic. That's why we've compiled the most important information for you here. Have fun with it and cheers!


Alcohol consumption is never without risk. Alcohol is a cytotoxin that can damage every organ in the body. Every sip of alcohol can increase the risk of health problems. In the short term, alcohol can provide a good mood and relaxation, but regular drinking puts you at risk of becoming dependent. As a social drug, people who drink alcohol to forget stress, anxiety and loneliness are particularly at risk.

Basically, the less alcohol you drink, the better it is for your health!

If you find that you cannot reduce your alcohol consumption without support, seek professional counseling.

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A standard glass contains 10 to 12 grams of pure alcohol. This is contained, for example, in the following beverages:

  • 0.25 l beer (5 % by volume)
  • 0.33 l shandy (2.5% by volume)
  • 0.1 l wine (11% by volume)
  • 0.1 l sparkling wine (11% by volume)
  • 1 shot (38% by volume)

Women should not consume more than 12 grams of pure alcohol per day, i.e., drink no more than one standard glass of alcohol per day to be in the low-risk range. Men can consume twice that amount per day, e.g., 0.5 l of beer or two shots. Both sexes should also abstain from alcohol on at least 2 days per week to prevent their alcohol consumption from becoming a habit.

If the above values are exceeded, i.e. if women regularly drink more than one standard glass per day and men more than two standard glasses, this is referred to as risky consumption, which can develop into harmful consumption or even alcohol dependence. Even risky consumption can be associated with permanent damage to health. Too frequent alcohol consumption can, for example, affect the liver, the brain, the skin or the heart and blood circulation. You can find out more detailed information about the consequences with the Bodymap from



Am I drinking too much alcohol? Use the following test to get an orientation whether your alcohol consumption is risky.

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Alcohol and driving

Even small amounts of alcohol can have devastating effects on your physical and mental performance. You endanger not only yourself, but also others - especially in road traffic! Here you can find the limits with corresponding regulations and laws:

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Alcohol abstinence

Want to be a little more mindful of your alcohol consumption, or even give it up completely? Then we have some inspiration for you.

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Tips against hangover

No matter how good the party was the night before - the hangover the next day sucks. These are the best anti-hangover tips

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You want to calculate how many per mille you have by alcohol consumption? Then calculate it yourself or use the per mille calculator.

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