Signs that you may have an unhealthy relationship with alcohol include: If you drink more than 4 drinks on any day or 14 per week (men) If you drink more than 3 drinks on any day or 7 per week (women) If you drink and drive under the influence.
Over time, excessive alcohol use can lead to the development of chronic diseases and other serious problems including:High blood pressure, heart disease, stroke, liver disease, and digestive problems. Cancer of the breast, mouth, throat, esophagus, voice box, liver, colon, and rectum.More items
What is considered unhealthy drinking?
Heavy or high-risk drinking is defined as more than three drinks on any day or more than seven drinks a week for women and for men older than age 65, and more than four drinks on any day or more than 14 drinks a week for men age 65 and younger.
Can I change my relationship with alcohol?
While our relationship with alcohol can be complex and based on a number of factors – such as environmental, genetic and emotional – it can also involve simple behaviour. This is great news, since habit- and behaviour change are things that we certainly can control – and we can start making changes almost immediately.
How can I change my drinking habits?
Put it in writing. Set a drinking goal. Keep a diary of your drinking. Dont keep alcohol in your house. Drink slowly. Choose alcohol-free days. Watch for peer pressure. Keep busy.More items