Alcoholism: What is Moderate Alcohol Consumption?

For centuries people have been enjoying the benefits of drinking various liquids. These drinks provide many health benefits to consumers. A drink is any liquid meant for human consumption intended for consumption by humans. Other liquids that are commonly known as drinks are wine, beer, champagne and soft drinks. Many of these drinks make their way into many people’s lives, but there are a few drinks that are quite unique. Some of these drinks have become hugely popular, while others are becoming much less popular with each passing year.


An example of this type of drink that has become much less popular in recent years is the “pop, wine, tonic, liqueur, or club drink.” This product contains one or more distilled spirits, most commonly brand names such as vodka, gin, brandy, rum, whiskey, tequila, triple sec, triple grain, amaretto, triple cream, and lemonade, all in either a standard drink strength (8 ounces for men, 4 ounces for women) or a “soft drink” strength of zero percent. These products typically contain 14 grams of pure alcohol.

A standard drink is most typically produced in either a commercial bottled form, such as a soda or juice, or in bottle form marketed as an energy drink. The alcohol content in these products is between one and two percent. The amount of alcohol typically contained in these products is typically greater than the alcohol content found in the brands of “energy” drinks that are commercially available. In addition, most artificially flavored alcoholic beverages contain more alcohol than their non-flavored counterparts.

One type of drink that is increasing in popularity is called “mixer drink.” This product can be mixed with nearly any other alcoholic beverage, such as beer, wine, or spirits. Typically, a “mixer drink” will contain up to three parts alcohol and one part non-alcoholic ingredient. For example, the popular blended juice beverage blended carefully with peach and passion fruit flavors, has about one percent alcohol by volume.

Over consumption of alcoholic beverages has been linked to the development of several diseases, including cancer, dementia, Parkinson’s disease, and hypertension. Although scientists have not proven a direct relationship between drink or alcohol use and these diseases, the increased risks of certain types of cancer may suggest that the two should be avoided. Heart disease is also an increased risk for those who consume excessive amounts of alcohol on a regular basis. If you or someone you know currently drinks excessively, it is important to speak to a local physician about ways that it may be mitigated. Overweight individuals are often the most susceptible to alcohol-induced health problems, especially when combined with other unhealthy behaviors, such as poor diet, sedentary lifestyle, and insufficient exercise. Women over 50 are particularly at high risk for developing these conditions if they drink to excess.

Even though moderate drinkers make up the largest proportion of drinkers, they do not control the amount that they consume. Regular drinkers can still suffer harmful consequences from alcohol abuse. Many times, it is possible to stop drinking without any intervention. If you or someone you love wants to quit drinking, it is important to consider all options, such as quitting cold turkey. There are many resources available to help people find resources and support to help them get through the process of quitting alcohol.