LOW RISK ALCOHOL DRINKING LIMIT
Low risk responsible drinking does not mean No Risk.
Alcohol in any form or quantity is injurious to health.
RESPONSIBLE ALCOHOL DRINKING
Alcohol is processed by liver and it can process a particular amount at a time. Drinking more alcohol than the particular recommended limit will damage liver cells and produce toxic by-product chemicals.
The three main stages of alcohol-related liver disease are fatty liver, hepatitis and cirrhosis. These conditions can occur at the same time.
If you drink alcohol, it is best to do so in moderation. Moderation means the drinking is not getting you intoxicated or drunk. Remember Moderation or Low risk is not No risk. Even within these limits, alcohol can cause problems if people drink too much, too quickly, have health problems, or are older.
KNOW YOUR RESPONSIBLE LOW RISK ALCOHOL DRINKING LIMIT:
(A standard drink is 1 can of beer, 1 glass of wine, or 1 mixed drink)
Man: No more than 4 drinks at one time or more than 14 drinks a week and have at least two alcohol free days in a week.
Woman: No more than 3 drinks at one time or more than 7 drinks a week and have at least two alcohol free days in a week.
Man or woman over 65 yrs : No more than 3 drinks on any day and 7 per week and have at least two alcohol free days in a week.
HOW TO CONTROL CRAVING FOR ALCOHOL
DISTRACT YOUR MIND WHENEVER YOU GET AN URGE TO DRINK ALCOHOL
Drink 3-4 liters of water, read what you like, listen to your favorite music, start deep breathing, talk to your loved ones, exercise, think of the positive health, family and social benefits of not drinking alcohol. REMEMBER THE URGE WILL DIE IN FEW SECONDS.
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