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How Much Alcohol Is Safe per Day?

August 25, 2021 , Agape Treatment Center

How Much Alcohol Is Safe per Day?

Alcohol as Second The Most Widely Used Substance

According to the 2019 National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH), 85.6 percent of people ages 18 and older reported that they drank alcohol at some point in their lifetime, 69.5 percent reported that they drank in the past year, and 54.9 percent (59.1 percent of men in this age group and 51.0 percent of women in this age group) reported that they drank in the past month.

Alcohol comes second to the most widely used substance within the United States. Alcohol, even though it is the most addictive drug consumed throughout the world and is related to millions of deaths worldwide, is normalized. Hence it is served at almost every restaurant or event you attend and it is advertised on every street corner and commercial on television. It is very hard to go a day without seeing alcohol-related material.

How Much Alcohol Amount is Safe Per Day?

A lot of people argue that the only safe amount of alcohol to drink is none at all. However, we live in a time where fun outweighs the health risks, but to minimize the myriad of potential health risks, people who choose to drink should weigh certain factors. The amount of alcohol that you can safely drink daily that can be labeled as low-risk drinking may differ from one person to the next. The following factors can potentially influence the amount of alcohol that is safe for someone to drink:

  • Age 
  • Weight 
  • Concurrent use of other drugs, including both certain prescribed or over-the-counter medications 
  • General mental and physical health status 
  • Genetic influences 
  • Sex  

According to the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, drinking is considered in the moderate or low-risk range for women at no more than three drinks in any one day and no more than seven drinks per week. No more than four drinks a day and no more than 14 drinks per week for men.

Guideline How To Minimize Health Risk After Alcohol Use

Although general guidelines are just there to help people determine how much alcohol they can drink while minimizing health risks. These guidelines do not guarantee safety for every individual. In order to drink responsibly, it requires an awareness of how much you, as an individual, can consume without becoming drunk, impaired or otherwise under the control of alcohol. Excessive drinking can lead to irreversible health-related illnesses, social consequences, and addiction.

Start Your Path To Recovery From Alcoholism

If you or a loved one thinks they have an alcohol problem, At Agape Drug & Alcohol Rehab in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, we can help. Our mission is to provide exceptional long-term wellness to our clients as well as their families. Whether in the privacy of their own homes, in an inpatient sober living space, or through our future Intensive Outpatient Centers and PHP, Agape Treatment Center, LLC will deliver uncompromising care to each client in a Mental Health Residential Program setting that best addresses their unique needs. 

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