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Is beer considered alcohol?

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6 doctors agree

In brief: Yes.

One can of regular beer = 1 shot of hard liquor.

In brief: Yes.

One can of regular beer = 1 shot of hard liquor.
Dr. Anatoly Belilovsky
Dr. Anatoly Belilovsky
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Dr. George Klauber
Beer can contain between 2.5% alcohol, up to and above 12%. Most non-light beers contain about 4.5% alcohol
Dr. Lawrence Greenfield md
As a general rule in terms of alcohol content, one beer is equivalent to one glass of non-fortified wine or one shot of liquor. So if one is drinking a lot of beer, one is drinking a lot of alcohol.
Dr. Kevin Passer
Pediatrics - Psychiatry
3 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

For some reason, a lot of folks think they cannot have an alcohol problem because they only drink beer. I've had patients who drink two or three cases per day.
If you know you have a problem, but continue to drink, you should definitely seek help, preferably with an addictiologist. One or two beers per day is usually not a problem. A six pack or more per day usually is.

In brief: Yes

For some reason, a lot of folks think they cannot have an alcohol problem because they only drink beer. I've had patients who drink two or three cases per day.
If you know you have a problem, but continue to drink, you should definitely seek help, preferably with an addictiologist. One or two beers per day is usually not a problem. A six pack or more per day usually is.
Dr. Kevin Passer
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2 doctors agree

In brief: Yes...

But to be clear, like many other liquids, beer contains alcohol in varying concentrations.
This site will tell you how much alcohol is in your favorite beer: http://www.Alcoholcontents.Com/beer/.

In brief: Yes...

But to be clear, like many other liquids, beer contains alcohol in varying concentrations.
This site will tell you how much alcohol is in your favorite beer: http://www.Alcoholcontents.Com/beer/.
Dr. David Hettinger
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Dr. George Klauber
Pediatrics - Urology
2 doctors agree

In brief: Regular beer- yes

Only non-alcoholic beer is alcohol free also root beer, ginger beer etc.
Regular beer varies in alcohol content, from as little as 2.5% -12.5% and possibly higher. Most commercial beers contain about 4.5% alcohol and all bottles or cans are supposed to list alcohol content.

In brief: Regular beer- yes

Only non-alcoholic beer is alcohol free also root beer, ginger beer etc.
Regular beer varies in alcohol content, from as little as 2.5% -12.5% and possibly higher. Most commercial beers contain about 4.5% alcohol and all bottles or cans are supposed to list alcohol content.
Dr. George Klauber
Dr. George Klauber
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