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Five Minutes or Less for Health Weekly Tip: Limit Alcohol

Limit alcohol

Alcohol affects every organ in the body. Take a minute to rethink your drink.

  • Know your limits. Drinking in moderation is defined as having no more than 1 alcoholic drink per day for women and no more than 2 alcoholic drinks per day for men.
  • Choose nonalcoholic beverages if you:
    • Are recovering from alcoholism or are unable to control the amount you drink
    • May become pregnant or are pregnant
    • Plan to drive, operate machinery, or take part in other activities that require attention, skill, alertness, and coordination
    • Are taking prescription or over-the-counter medications that can interact with alcohol
    • Have certain medical conditions
    • Are younger than 21

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