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More Americans Are Drinking

How Frequently Do You Drink Alcohol?

According to a nationwide survey published recently, more Americans are drinking — and I don't mean water. The rise of folks imbibing on alcohol is across the board in terms of race and gender; meaning everyone is doing it. Most alarming though is that binge drinking is on the rise. Binge drinking is defined as consuming five or more alcoholic beverages in a day, and remember, one drink is considered the healthy limit for women and two for men.

Just a friendly healthy reminder that limiting the amount of alcohol you consume can help prevent breast cancer and other cancers, lower your risk of stroke, and prevent loss of bone density.

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Spectra Spectra 6 years
One drink per helps me relax and I work it into my daily calorie intake. I've never been drunk, though.
ticamorena ticamorena 6 years
I have consumed an alcoholic drink on less than 10 occasions...which were more than sufficient to inform me that i dislike the effects and flavour of most alcohol and since then, i don't drink alchohol at all, ever.
missyd missyd 6 years
Never now since I'm pregnant. Before, I drank 1-2x per week, one of those nights was usually a binge/drunk night
mtiger mtiger 6 years
I have wine or a beer every night. And I probably binge drink once a week or once every 2 weeks.
Soniabonya Soniabonya 6 years
1-3 drinks a night. I like my wine. I am trying to cut back though. . . .
flavacrisp flavacrisp 6 years
I answered 1 drink a day, when in reality it is a few drinks a couple days a week. When I am on vacation though, I drink every day.
danakscully64 danakscully64 6 years
Rarely, never been drunk either. I would partake in a Pina Colada or Margarita more often if they weren't so loaded with sugar and calories.
I never binge drink and I've never been drunk. I dont drink when i go clubbing because I want to be able to dance well. So maybe I drink ever few months? And even then, it's one or two.
amber512 amber512 6 years
It's rare, I'm not a fan. Maybe once every two-three months.
juicebox07 juicebox07 6 years
I rarely ever drink. I don't like how it makes me feel the next day, and I also have IBS (irritable bowel syndrome), and alcohol triggers my symptoms sometimes. I'm also not very fond of the taste, and I have better things to spend my money on.
GirlOverboard GirlOverboard 6 years
On weeks that I drink, I tend to have a few drinks a week. My husband and some of our friends brew beer, so I might occasionally throw a couple back to cool off and taste different varieties. I occasionally have a glass of wine with dinner. However, I'd say I probably average out to about two to three drinks a week.
Lo-Lo291303 Lo-Lo291303 6 years
I don't drink because I get nauseous and usually get a headache too (especially with wine). I may have a drink once in a blue moon. I really want to drink at my wedding in a few weeks (at least 1 glass of champagne!), but it's a huge gamble!
lawchick lawchick 6 years
Before I got pregnant, I had 1-2 glasses of wine most nights of the week. I very rarely drank more than that or got drunk (maybe once a month).
skigurl skigurl 6 years
I would say I get drunk once a month now, but drink probably 2-3 times per week regularly (like 2-3 drinks per night). I used to drink heavy in school but now, my day job is ruining my night life!
anecdote anecdote 6 years
I hate to admit it but b/c its wedding season and most of my girlfriends from college are getting married I have already been a bridesmaid 3 times since May and needless to say the bachelorette parties and wedding receptions are giving way to binge drinking a lot more. Even when I tell myself I have to be good; peer pressure is a crazy force. I have 2 more weddings before the end of summer and it would be very hard to not binge drink.
le-romantique le-romantique 6 years
I don't.
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