Is Your Cocktail Hour Turning Toxic?
Birthdays, parties, special occasions or just at dinner— there’s usually plenty of occasions and reasons to raise your glass. Unfortunately, many American adults may be overdoing it. According to a National Survey on Drug Use and Health, 26.9 percent of people ages 18 or older reported binge drinking on at least one occasion a month and 7 percent reported that they engaged in heavy alcohol use on a monthly basis.
Excessive alcohol intake can increase your risk for several chronic conditions, including liver disease and some cancers. Alcohol abuse can also have a negative impact on your job, relationships and safety—both yours and those around you.