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Drink Alcohol Only in Moderation

The Basics: Overview

If you choose to drink, have only a moderate (limited) amount. This means:

No more than 1 drink a day for women
No more than 2 drinks a day for men

One drink is a:

Bottle of beer (12 ounces)
Glass of wine (5 ounces)
Shot of liquor (1.5 ounces)

For most adults, moderate drinking doesn’t cause any serious health problems. And if you don’t drink at all, there’s no reason to start!

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