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Alcohol and Your Health

How much drinking is too much? It’s important to be aware of the amount of alcohol you are drinking, the harm that drinking can cause, and ways to reduce your risks.

It can be hard to tell if you’re drinking too much. That’s because alcohol use does not just fall into a normal pattern or alcohol abuse—it’s a range from not drinking at all to using in excess.

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Drinking too much alcohol on any single day or over time can lead to serious health problems. If you take certain medications or have a condition like liver disease, drinking alcohol is not recommended.

Standard alcoholic beverage chart

Graphic of Alcohol drinks alcohol percentage

Talk to your doctor

  • If you are a woman who has more than 3 drinks at one time or more than 7 drinks a week
  • If you are a man who has more than 4 drinks at one time or more than 14 drinks a week
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Need support to lower your drinking risk?

We have specialists who can help you safely and privately. Call your local area. You do not need a referral.

Antelope Valley | 661-951-0070

Baldwin Park | 626-814-6500

Downey | 562-657-2011

Kern County | 855-323-2700

Los Angeles | 323-783-8206

Orange County | 714-748-6226

Panorama City | 818-758-1200

Riverside | 951-601-6174

San Bernardino County | 909-427-5128

San Diego | 619-221-6550

South Bay | 310-513-6707

West Los Angeles | 310-915-4515

Woodland Hills | 855-701-7955

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