I drink alcohol every night, is this alcohol abuse?
Safe alcohol limits in men are fewer than 15 drinks per week, and in women (and men over 60) 7 drinks per week. If you are having one glass of wine, or one shot of distilled spirits each night, you are within those limits. If you are having 2 or more, you are exposing your body/brain to some risk. If you have 4 or more drinks on one occasion, you are at high risk of alcohol abuse.