Now I think I drink too much at times, but the most I’ve ever drunk in one day is probably equivalent to half a bottle of spirits, or 375 ml. This level, however, will definitely cause me to drive the bus and leave me with a soul-crushing hangover the following day. More realistically, anything more than 4 standard drinks or so leaves me feeling poorly. I’m a lightweight.
But in the movie The Lost Weekend, the Ray Milland character drinks two quarts of rye whisky in one night. Two quarts is 1.892 l. Plus he has about 10 drinks at the bar, so it was as if he filled up a 2-liter Coke bottle with (presumably) 40% alcohol and drank it in one night. That’s 67 30 ml/40% ABV standard drinks, btw.
Is that even possible?
I know that alcoholism involves a lot more factors than just volume, but how much do the really heavy-duty, how-do-they-do-it alkies drink?