How much alcohol is too much?
Drinking moderately and excessively is different. One to two drinks a week for men and women respectively falls under moderate drinking. At Brooklyn Brewed Sorrel we're all about that sober-life which means abstaining from alcohol. Still, we were curious to know, according to the experts, how much alcohol consumption do they consider too much and how can we help people scale down to zero?
"People who drank the equivalent of about six glasses of wine a week had increased risk of stroke, heart disease, heart failure, fatal hypertensive disease, and fatal aortic aneurysm" A sad truth is that often, people only realize how much damage alcohol contributes to their health once they develop these and a host of other medical conditions though alcohol has likely already been affecting them in a number of other more subtle ways.
We're aware that there are a number of reasons that lead people to drinking. Alcohol consumption is even seen as a rite of passage in America where the age restriction of 21 and older creates the illusion that being able to drink alcohol is a privilege and a mark of maturity.
A good reminder is that happiness need not come from excessive or heavy alcohol binging but from having a healthy lifestyle. That is why heavy drinkers should start cutting back their alcohol consumption and develop a healthier lifestyle to gradually completely abstaining alcohol. With this, soon enough, they'll see the big benefits they're getting from this new relationship with sobriety.