But, how much alcohol is too much?
Most people are okay with moderate drinking; one or two drinks per day. Don’t use this a weekly guideline to binge on Friday night. “I didn’t imbibe the rest of the week, so I can have ten cocktails tonight!” That’s not how it works.
Binge drinking is dangerous. It raises blood pressure, damages nerves, causes sexual dysfunction, harms the liver, and can lead to other consequences.
Signs You Might Have a Problem
- Consuming too many drinks in two hours (4 for women, 5 for men)
- Turning up late to work or performing poorly
- Engaging in risky behavior
- Organizing activities around drinking all the time
Listen as Dr. John Higgins joins Melanie Cole, MS, to discuss how to avoid drinking too much.