How much is too much? vs. Social Drinking?
When thinking of drinking, many people drink to socialize, celebrate, and relax. Alcohol often has a strong effect on people—and throughout history, some people may be able to drink socially with no issues, while others turn to abuse of alcohol. Many have asked the question, “why does alcohol cause people to act and feel differently? How much is too much? Why do some people become addicted while others do not?” Although there is still much to be learned about alcoholism and alcohol abuse, here’s what is known:
The effects of Alcohol vary from person to person, depending on a variety of factors, including:
- How much you drink
- How often you drink
- Your age
- Your health status
- Your family history
While drinking alcohol is itself not necessarily a problem—drinking too much can cause a range of consequences, and increase your risk for a variety of problems.
Coast to Coast Recovery does not conduct research on alcohol; for more information, please visit the NIAAA, the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, and the Centers for Disease Control (CDC).
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