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How Much is Too Much?

It’s important to be aware of how much you are drinking and the harm that drinking can cause.

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What Counts as a Drink?

What's a “Standard Drink”?

Find out how your drink measures up.

How Many Drinks are in Common Containers?

Labels may not tell, but this chart will.

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What's your Pattern?

What are the U.S. Guidelines for Drinking?

Learn about current drinking guidelines and possible risks of alcohol-related problems.

Why do Women Face Higher Risks for Alcohol-Related Consequences?

Learn why women have different drinking guidelines than men.

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What's the Harm?

What is Alcohol Misuse?

Alcohol misuse includes binge drinking and heavy drinking.

What are the Harms?

There are a wide range of short- and long-term consequences associated with alcohol misuse.

What are the Symptoms of Alcohol use Disorder?

It helps to know the signs so you can make a change early.

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