Drinking too much alcohol increases risk of illness & injury. Even one drink is too much if you’re driving, at work, pregnant, breast feeding, have certain medical conditions or are taking certain medications.
What is a standard drink?
One standard drink is defined as:
How Much is Too Much?
Low-risk drinking is defined as:
|Drinks per Week||Drinks per Occasion|
|Age > 65||7||3|
Health Effects of Alcohol
Drinking too much alcohol contributes to high blood pressure, increases risk for many types of cancer & damages the body’s vital organs, such as the brain, heart, liver, & pancreas. Drinking is especially dangerous for pregnant women, as it can cause a number of complications like fetal alcohol syndrome.