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- Website: Mayo Clinic
- Resource type: Article
Summary - The message of this resource is:
Unhealthy alcohol use can lead to serious problems. It is important to get early treatment. Details in this resource about how to recognize, treat and help others cope with unhealthy alcohol use.
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alcohol, alcoholism, sober, sobriety, lifestyle change, coping, drinking, booze, detox
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Rated on: 1/19/2017 4:11:33 PM
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Moderate alcohol use may have some health benefits (up to one drink per day for women and up to two drinks per day for men). Alcohol use in older people may increase your risk of accidents including falls and fractures.
You should not start drinking alcohol or drink it more often for potential health benefits. Potential benefits include lower risk of heart disease, stroke, or diabetes. Risks include many serious health problems. The benefits of alcohol consumption do not outweigh the risks.
Drinking too much alcohol can raise your blood pressure to an unhealthy level. If you have high blood pressure, avoid alcohol or drink it in moderation. Moderate drinking is one drink a day for men and women over 65.
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