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Is having a gin and tonic every night o.K.?

Is having a gin and tonic every night o.K.?

Depends on how much: Gin is in the tonic. Safe drinking limits for women are no more than 1 standard drink (1.5 oz of 80 proof gin or other distilled spirits) per day, no more than 7/week and never more than 3 per drinking occasion. If you have a family history of alcohol problems, smoke cigarettes or have depression, you are at greater risk of alcohol problems. For men under 60, it's 2 standard drinks/day or 14/week. ...Read more

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I have a gin and tonic every night before bed, am I an alcoholic?

I have a gin and tonic every night before bed, am I an alcoholic?

How big is glass: One drink of spirits such as gin would be 1.5 oz. If this is all very unlikely you would have alcoholism. However people with alcohol problems can be crafty. Their one gin and tonic may be out of a 24oz tumbler. But they can gladly tell everyone. "i just have one drink per night" hope that helps. Not to be cynical but it does happen. ...Read more

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Is taking 1 gin and tonic per night bad?

Is taking 1 gin and tonic per night bad?

Not usually: unless you have a history of alcohol abuse or dependency, in which case it will very likely not stay at 1 drink. If you are using a shot glass and are having 1.5 oz. of gin per night, that is within safe drinking limits for women. If you are using it to help sleep, however, be aware that alcohol commonly causes a "rebound" where people wake up 3-4 hours later&may have trouble sleeping. ...Read more

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Is it safe to have a gin and tonic when taking methotrexate?

Is it safe to have a gin and tonic when taking methotrexate?

Maybe: Methrotrexate can be toxic to the liver. Excess alcohol is also toxic to the liver. In general alcohol use should be avoided when taking Methotrexate to avoid any possibility of liver damage. ...Read more

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What are the odds of getting HIV from eating a cherry of the top of an infected persons gin and tonic?

What are the odds of getting HIV from eating a cherry of the top of an infected persons gin and tonic?

About 0%: To contract HIV live infected cells must be transfered to you. The alcohol in the gin would probably kill any viable cells. Nothing to worry about. See your doctor if you are still worried. ...Read more

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Is gin and (diet) tonic water healthy?

Is gin and (diet) tonic water healthy?

Not particulately: Healthy. The gin has empty calories and the tonic water has carbonation which can damage your teeth. ...Read more

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I have been diagnosed with a fatty liver can I drink tonic water ? just 1 can per day I DONT DRINK ALCOHOL!!!!! NOT GIN & TONIC ONLY TONIC WATER

I have been diagnosed with a fatty liver can I drink tonic water ? just 1 can per day I DONT DRINK ALCOHOL!!!!!   NOT GIN & TONIC ONLY TONIC WATER

In moderation: Tonic water contains a little quinine. Quinine is a drug, used to treat malaria, and has some potential liver toxicity. However, the amount of quinine in most tonic water is usually quite low, although watch out for off-label tonic water. Weight loss is the best treatment for fatty liver. If tonic water in moderation is your worst "vice", you are probably ok. ...Read more

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Can I drink alcohol in moderation with a fixed dental brace or will it stain my teeth? Specifically thinking of gin and slimline tonic or wine.

Can I drink alcohol in moderation with a fixed dental brace or will it stain my teeth? Specifically thinking of gin and slimline tonic or wine.

In moderation: You can definitely drink alcoholic beverage if you choose to, this should not affect or stain your teeth as long as you keep them clean by brushing and flossing regularly. ...Read more

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The mental effects of gin?

What are you asking?: Other than the obvious fact that it gets you intoxicated, not sure what you are asking about "the mental effects of gin." not different than any other alcohol. Beer, wine, and hard liquor all have the same effects on the brain. ...Read more