Drinking Moderation

Many of us enjoy alcohol in moderation. In fact, several studies suggest that drinking certain types of alcohol in moderation has benefits. However, drinking too much can cause serious health problems and even jeopardize your job.  Also, the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA) reminds everyone that it’s best to avoid alcohol altogether if you are:

  • Taking medications that interact with alcohol
  • Managing a medical condition that can be made worse by drinking
  • Underage
  • Planning to drive a vehicle or operate machinery
  • Pregnant or trying to become pregnant

What Alcohol Does to Your Body

Alcohol consumption results in both short-term and long-term health consequences. QuitAlcohol.com has prepared a brief guide which reviews the effects of alcohol on a persons body.

Rethinking Your Drinking

A survey conducted by the National Institutes of Health discovered that only about 2 in 100 people who drink limit their consumption to the single-day and weekly recommended limits. Visit the Rethinking Drinking site to see how your drinking compares with these limits, what counts as a drink, strategies for cutting down, and support for quitting.

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