Alcohol Overview

We have all heard the saying, “drink before you sleep.” But what does it really mean? Are there any exceptions? And do they make any sense? To help understand both the questions, let’s take a closer look at drink.


Drink is a verb, and both a noun and verb, drunk is both a verb and a noun, and drunk are also an adjective:

Soft Drinks – In general terms, soft drinks fall into the category of “liquid refreshments” while flavored liquors and hard liquor sit in the category of “alcoholic beverages”. When it comes to drinks, the distinction between these three categories is somewhat academic. Soft drinks are generally less fattening than hard liquor or flavored liquors and are generally less harmful to your body. On the other hand, when it comes to alcoholic drinks, these three liquids all pose significant dangers to one’s health when consumed in large quantities over time. Therefore, a person should be aware that some alcoholic drinks may contain more calories and more alcohol than other drinks, which is why consuming them after hours or even in random occasions may lead to health issues down the road.

Alcohol Content – The percentage content of alcoholic beverages in the standard drink varies across different countries and even between individual states within the same country. The amount of alcohol content in the standard drink is established by the legislation of each state. For example, in the state of Washington, where recreational consumption of alcoholic beverages is legal, the amount of alcohol content in a drink is legal at 10 percent by volume. The same can be said for states like Tennessee, where the legal limit of alcohol content in a drink is zero percent by volume. Some people in the United States consume alcohol in greater amounts than the legal limit every single day.

Frequency of drinking – Alcoholic drinks should not be consumed too frequently. It would be best for an average American to drink up to four times per week, preferably on weekdays after lunch. People who drink more often than this are not only likely to become addicted to alcohol but also to create problems for themselves and others. People who regularly drink beyond their personal limits and frequency may face serious health risks, such as cirrhosis and even liver cancer. Other consequences that may result from drinking too often include nervousness, problems with memory, decreased concentration, mood swings, frequent blackouts, and the potential to lose consciousness.

The legal alcohol consumption limits for each state varies, so it is best to check with your local government offices if you need to know the legal alcohol consumption limit in your place of residence. Also check your local blood alcohol level. The legal alcohol consumption limit in the United States is set at 0.08%, and the legal blood alcohol level limit is 0.08%. In other words, just because a person has a glass of wine with dinner does not mean they will not become legally intoxicated at some point during the evening. Always remember to keep these legal limits in mind and adhere to them strictly.