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what if you drank in moderation for a really long time? would that still be bad for your health?

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Dr. Ernest Bordini
31 years experience Clinical Psychology
Define moderation: In my years of taking alcohol and drug histories, the definition of moderate drinking seems to vary quite a bit. While there is some evidence for the benefits or a standard glass of wine per day, risks increase progressively when there is regular use of much more than that. Many people have a binge of up to 4-5 on a rare basis - 4-5 binges a month and it crosses into abuse.
Answered on Feb 13, 2013

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