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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. For most women and for most people over 65, moderate drinking is no more than three drinks a day or seven drinks per week. For men under 65, it is no more than four drinks a day or 14 drinks per week.

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

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  1. Alcoholism and Alcohol Abuse (National Library of Medicine)  
    For most adults, moderate alcohol use is probably not harmful. However, about 18 million adult Americans have an alcohol use disorder. This means that their ...
  2. Alcohol (National Library of Medicine)  
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  3. Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (National Library of Medicine)  
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  5. Underage Drinking (National Library of Medicine)  
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  7. Alcohol dependence; Alcohol abuse; Problem drinking; Drinking problem; Alcohol addiction
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