Research indicates that moderate drinking can provide some health benefits for adults who do not have preexisting medical conditions and are not pregnant or taking medication. However, excessive drinking increases the risk for a variety of health problems.
The articles and resources below provide information on the health benefits and risks of alcohol consumption, safe amounts of alcohol for healthy adults who are not pregnant or on medication, and strategies for reducing drinking.
- Alcohol Health Benefits and Risks: Disease risks and disease protection associated with alcohol consumption, moderate drinking guidelines
- How to Reduce or Stop Drinking: How to tell if you’re drinking too much and simple approaches to reducing alcohol intake or quitting altogether
- The Health Benefits of Red Wine: Research shows that red wine, consumed in moderation, provides health benefits
Alcohol Education Resources
- University of Lethbridge – Alcohol Awareness
- Harvard School of Public Health: Alcohol – Balancing Risks and Benefits
- The Mayo Clinic – Alcohol Use: Why Moderation is Key
- David J. Hanson, PhD – Alcohol and Health
- CDC – Alcohol and Public Health: Frequently Asked Questions
Disclaimer: These articles are provided for informational purposes only. They are not intended as a substitute for medical care or consultation. Health concerns should be referred to a qualified medical professional.