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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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Could I still drink (in moderation) fizzy drinks after a dental sealant was applied to molars?

Could I still drink (in moderation) fizzy drinks after a dental sealant was applied to molars?

Occasionally: Having sugar-free fizzy drinks is not bad for your teeth and there is no reason to avoid them. ...Read more

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Is it ok if my wife drinks in moderation before/after hCG trigger shot?

Is it ok if my wife drinks in moderation before/after hCG trigger shot?

Not recommended: Better not to have alcohol in her system if she has to go thru tahat because the very biginning is the most crucial, worth it to sacrifise the alcohol, and if she does u should join her. ...Read more

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Does coffee, soda and all other carbonated drinks weakens the enamel of my teeth and if so should I have these drinks through moderation?

Does coffee, soda and all other carbonated drinks weakens the enamel of my teeth and if so should I have these drinks through moderation?

Absolutely: Any acidic drinks (all the ones you listed and more) can cause enamel micro damage and if done frequently enough can lead to huge problems. Moderation is a very good idea. Reduce frequency, reduce amount, and reduce duration (meaning don't take too long to finish your drink). ...Read more

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Can a person be on campral and still drink if in moderation?

Can a person be on campral and still drink if in moderation?

Nope: Check out the Campral website, it clearly states not recommended and will not work. Campral is intented to be used along with other forms of support for people seeking abstinence. If someone is trying to be abstinent and has a relapse or "slip" they should discuss this with their doctor, however the medication is not meant to make a moderate drinker out of a problem drinker, absolutely not! ...Read more

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Is there any benefits to drinking alcohol in moderation? If so, how much is moderation?

Is there any benefits to drinking alcohol in moderation? If so, how much is moderation?

Debateable: One drink of wine or liquor daily will initially act as a stimulant and open blood vessels; however more is never better and altimatey act as depressants. ...Read more

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Can you drink alcohol (in moderation) if you are taking faverin for OCD?

Can you drink alcohol (in moderation) if you are taking faverin for OCD?

No: Drinking alcohol on fluvoxamine would be a bad idea that could make you suicidal, cause the fluvoxamine to stop working for up to 72 hours and throw you back into severe ocd with possible depression. Don't risk it! ...Read more

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Fertility: does drinking alcohol in moderation affect male fertility?

Fertility: does drinking alcohol in moderation affect male fertility?

Probably, yes: The real issue is in defining "alcohol use in moderation". For many this means daily alcohol intake of 1-4 alcoholic beverages, which is significant. Alcohol use can effect male hormone metabolism which in turn can effect hormone production. Some data suggest a lower take-home baby rate with ingestion of >4 drinks per week. ...Read more

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Was put on buspirone 7.5mg twice a day for anxiety and was wondering if you can drink alcohol in moderation on this medication no driving Obviously?

Was put on buspirone 7.5mg twice a day for anxiety and was wondering if you can drink alcohol in moderation on this medication no driving Obviously?

Ask doctor/pharmacy: Depends on what you mean by moderation, and depends on whether alcohol has been problematic for you in the past. Alcohol use can be a cause of anxiety, or can often be a dysfunctional response to anxiety. It also can worsen gastritis and even be a cause of GI bleeding. This should be something you discuss with the prescribing physician and/or your pharmacist. An single social drink ok, more not ...Read more

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Hello! My ophtalmologist prescribed me Cosopt for high interocular pressure. I forgot to ask her if I can drink alcoohol in moderation because I have an event coming up and I would like to serve a few drinks. Thank you!

Hello! My ophtalmologist prescribed me Cosopt for high interocular pressure. I forgot to ask her if I can drink alcoohol in moderation because I have an event coming up and I would like to serve a few drinks. Thank you!

Not a good idea: To mix the two. Alcohol with most drugs is not wise to mix. Alcohol is neurotoxic to nerve cells. The eye is an extension of the brain, and has important neurons in it. Also not wide to smoke as well. That reduces microcirculation to the eyes too. Protect your eyes at all costs. ...Read more