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If you are like many Americans, you drink alcohol at least occasionally. For many people, moderate drinking is probably safe. It may even have health benefits, including reducing your risk of certain heart problems. Moderate drinking is one drink a day for women or anyone over 65, and two drinks a day for men under 65.

Some people should not drink at all, including alcoholics, children, pregnant women, people on certain medicines and people with some medical conditions. If you have questions about whether it is safe for you to drink, speak with your healthcare provider.

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  1. Alcohol (National Library of Medicine)  
    If you are like many Americans, you drink alcohol at least occasionally. For many people, moderate drinking ... work and with friends. NIH: National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism
  2. Alcoholism (National Library of Medicine)  
    For most adults, moderate alcohol use is probably not harmful. However, about 18 million adult Americans are alcoholics or have alcohol problems. Alcoholism is a ...
  3. Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (National Library of Medicine)  
    Alcohol can harm your baby at any stage during a pregnancy. That includes the earliest stages before you even know you are pregnant. Drinking alcohol can cause a group of conditions called fetal ...
  4. Pregnancy and Substance Abuse (National Library of Medicine)  
    ... give to your baby. If you smoke, use alcohol or take illegal drugs, so does your unborn ... of stillbirth or premature birth. Don't drink alcohol. There is no known safe amount of alcohol ...
  5. Underage Drinking (National Library of Medicine)  
    Alcohol is the most widely abused substance among America's youth. Drinking by young people has big health ... interfere with brain development Increases the risk of alcohol problems later in life Kids often begin drinking ...
  6. Alcohol in pregnancy; Alcohol-related birth defects; Fetal alcohol effects; FAS ... Using or abusing alcohol during pregnancy can cause the same risks as using alcohol in general. However, it poses extra risks to the ...
  7. Detoxification - alcohol; Detox - alcohol ... Alcohol withdrawal occurs most often in adults, but it may occur in teenagers or children. The more ...
  8. Alcohol dependence; Alcohol abuse; Problem drinking; Drinking problem ... There is no known cause of alcohol abuse or alcoholism. Research suggests that certain genes may increase the risk of alcoholism, but which genes and how they work are ...
  9. ... of this page please turn Javascript on. Feature: Alcohol Use and Abuse Understanding Alcohol Use Across Your Lifespan Past Issues / Winter 2013 Table of Contents Alcohol use and the risk for alcohol-related problems ...
  10. Alcohol Alert: Link Between Stress and Alcohol From the National Institutes of Health (National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism)  
    The Link Between Stress and Alcohol Today, more and more servicemen and women are leaving active duty and returning to civilian life. That transition can be difficult. ...
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