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Drink In Moderation (Overview)

Drinking too much alcohol can lead to problems. However, drinking in moderation may offer some health benefits, especially for your heart. Up to one drink a day for women and two drinks a day for men may actually improve your health, but more than that can lead to serious problems. If you drink too much, set a daily or weekly limit for yourself. Avoid drinking when you're upset or alone. Limit the amount of alcohol you keep at home. Make a list of reasons not to drink. Ask for help if you need it.


Drink In Moderation (Overview)

Drinking too much alcohol can lead to problems. However, drinking in moderation may offer some health benefits, especially for your heart. Up to one drink a day for women and two drinks a day for men may actually improve your health, but more than that can lead to serious problems. If you drink too much, set a daily or weekly limit for yourself. Avoid drinking when you're upset or alone. Limit the amount of alcohol you keep at home. Make a list of reasons not to drink. Ask for help if you need it.


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Why is drinking in moderation different for men and women?

Why is drinking in moderation different for men and women?

Size: Many things affect men and women differently based on size and weight. So a 6'0" male who weighs 200 lbs and a 5'0" female weighing 100# will have differnet amounts of food, drink, weights that they can tolerate....Hence moderation is different for the two. Read more

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What is drinking in moderation? Do you still get to feel the buzz?

What is drinking in moderation? Do you still get to feel the buzz?

Its drinking....: Drinking in moderation is still drinking.... light the lights being on or off.... or being pregnant or not..... alcohol is known to impair judgement, lead to potential birth defects, can cause head and neck cancer (more so synergistically when combined with smoking/tobacco) Read more

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What are some tips or tricks to drink in moderation?

What are some tips or tricks to drink in moderation?

There's n App 4 that: There are some great iphone apps that can help you calculate your bac. Try 1-2 drinks over a 3-4 hr duration. Many people miss the enjoyable part of drinking (buzz) and go overboard into intoxication. The key is to take is slow. Avoid shots and drinks that are mixed for you. Beware in social situations. We tend to sip when other people do, so have some water in btw drinks. Read more

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What are the health benefits to drinking in moderation?

What are the health benefits to drinking in moderation?

Many: Only medical benefits from alcohol are 2oz of red wine daily to increase HDL. There might be others I don't know of. Benefits of drinking in moderation, are avoiding all the negative consequences of drinking in excess: decreases judgement, affairs, domestic violence, crimes, drink & drive, liver disease, alcoholism, dementia, neuropathy, vitamin deficiencies, birth defects, etc.. Read more

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If I've been sober for 5 years now, is it okay to drink in moderation?

ETOH: The majority of alcohol experts would certainly say no. I have been treating alcoholics for over 30 years and my experience tells me this is a very dangerous practice and sooner or later it usually leads to excess you once again. Go to aa meetings for support or consult an addiction specialist to help you with ongoing sobriety. My best. Read more

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Please tell me if there are any proven techniques to drink in moderation?

Will power.: Drinking to satisfaction but not drunkenness is all about being able to stop yourself after a given amount of alcohol, which simply requires will power. If you can't do this, then it's best not to drink at all. Read more

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I am 30 years old never drink. I read drinking in moderation is beneficial. I had occurred two episodes of pancreatitus. Should I start drink or not?

I am 30 years old never drink. I read drinking in moderation is beneficial. I had occurred two episodes of pancreatitus. Should I start drink or not?

No No No No No No No: Pancreatitis is a very serious condition, & we do not have effective treatments for it. Do everything you can to steer clear of this very painful & debilitating condition. The main things that contribute to pancreatitis are alcohol & high triglycerides. If you have already had it twice, take all of the measures you possibly can to avoid it! You are now officially allergic to alcohol! Read more

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Can I drink in moderation while take 40mg isotretinoin twice daily?

Can I drink in moderation while take 40mg isotretinoin twice daily?

Accutane: Not a good idea to drink alcohol with accutane. Whether Accutane can be continued depends upon blood tests of liver function and fat metabolism. These are affected by alcohol as well as accutane. You may have to have your Accutane treatment prematurely discontinued if blood test abnormalities show up. If moderation was 1 glass of wine a month, it might be ok. But not 7 drinks per week. Read more

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Can I have a drink in moderation on celexa (citalopram)?

Can I have a drink in moderation on celexa (citalopram)?

It's not advised: Unfortunately, alcohol has the potential to worsen the side effects of medication like celexa (citalopram). This includes sedation as well as problems with cognition (thinking) and motor function. While the effect may be small, it is impossible to predict how any one patient will respond. You should talk to your doctor for further guidance in this matter. Read more

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Is ritalin (methylphenidate) completely gone from your body after its 4-6 hours effectivity? So can I drink in moderation after that duration?

Is ritalin (methylphenidate) completely gone from your body after its 4-6 hours effectivity? So can I drink in moderation after that duration?

Drug Levels: Nope. Absolutely not. It is not gone for at least a day or two. It is less effective or the blood levels are not therapeutic after six hours. One should not be drinking alcohol while taking this medication. Read more

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Can I drink in moderation while taking 50 mg of wellbutrin (bupropion)?

Can I drink in moderation while taking 50 mg of wellbutrin (bupropion)?

Yes: That is a qualified answer-please have a straight buddy close by. This is usually a very safe drug with a glass of wine but not so much with tequila shots. Read more

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Sprite an Mountain Dew an otha light beverages. I hav fatty liver, r those okay? If not what liquids u suggest an I drink n moderation and tons of H20

Sprite an Mountain Dew an otha light beverages. I hav fatty liver, r those okay? If not what liquids u suggest an I drink n moderation and tons of H20

Water: Water is the best liquid to drink. If you eliminate soda and packaged juice, you will be significantly healthier in a year. With liver findings already definitely avoid alcohol. Read more

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