When you are drinking too much - tips for cutting backAlcohol - drinking too much; Alcohol use disorder - drinking too much; Alcohol abuse - drinking too much; Risky drinking - cutting back
Health care providers consider you to be drinking more than is medically safe when you:
- Are a man who has 15 or more drinks a week, or you often have 5 or more drinks at a time
- Are a woman who has 8 or more drinks a week, or you often have 4 or more drinks at a time
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National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism website. Alcohol use disorder. www.niaaa.nih.gov/alcohol-health/overview-alcohol-consumption/alcohol-use-disorders. Accessed February 11, 2018.
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