Alcohol dependence; Alcohol abuse; Problem drinking; Drinking problem
The National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism recommends:
- Women should not drink more than 1 drink per day
- Men should not drink more than 2 drinks per day
One drink is defined as 12 ounces of beer, 5 ounces of wine, or 1½ ounces of liquor.
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