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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:

Different types of beer, wine, and liquor have different amounts of alcohol. In general, 1 drink is equal to a:

Learn more about alcohol amounts in standard drinks.

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!