How much is too much alcohol?
March 27, 2012 6:22 PM Subscribe
I love my cocktails. Is that bad?
posted by anonymous to Health & Fitness (25 answers total) 10 users marked this as a favorite
I love my daily cocktail(s). My ritual is to drink a cocktail or two (never more than that) before dinner. I don't drink to get drunk, although sure, I enjoy mellowing out at the end of the day. According to these criteria
, I don't have an alcohol dependence problem. However, my drinking does exceed the recommended weekly drink limit
. I find the chart confusing, as it implies that drinking at a particular level increases the risk of alcohol disorders, but does not in itself mean one has one. I'm a woman, and I drink closer to 14 than 7. I'm in my 50s, in good health, and I don't notice any psychological fallout, although do notice a bit of a craving come cocktail hour. Is this level of alcohol consumption particularly bad for me? Am I at risk for liver or other health problems?