Tag: Moderate Drinking

How to Drink Alcohol in Moderation (Practical Help)

Drink Alcohol in Moderation

Practicing Alcohol Moderation: A Comprehensive Workbook is a practical guide on how to drink alcohol in moderation. It’s written by Cyndi Turner, LCSW, LSATP, MAC. She is co-founder and Clinical Director of Insights Into Action Therapy and Insight Recovery Centers. The book is based on harm reduction. That is, recognizing goals short of abstinence as …

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Effects of Moderate Alcohol Drinking on Health & Long Life

Most people know that abusing alcohol is bad for the body. It can damage the liver, increase risk of breast cancer, and cause accidents. But what are the effects of moderate alcohol drinking on health? Does it do anything of benefit? The short answer is “yes.” Drinking alcohol (beer, wine, and distilled spirits) improves health …

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Alcool versus Alcohol: What We Can Learn from the French about Drinking Alcohol

by Lynne Breaux What can we learn from the French about drinking alcohol? A recent sojourn of Paris’ splendid cafe society spotlighted the French respect for, and the American disrespect for alcohol. Many enjoyable hours were spent imbibing in historic, treasured brasseries and never was an intoxicated patron observed. What was observed were cheerful friends and …

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Moderate Alcohol Drinking and Lower Risk of Dementia: What You Should Know

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The Study Researchers conducted a study of 3,069 community-living adults aged 75 years and older. All were participants in the Ginkgo Evaluation of Memory Study (GEMS).  That’s a federal research project. It reported a strong association between moderate drinking and lower risk of dementia. At the beginning of the study, 2,587 of the participants were …

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Control Your Drinking: Tools to Drink in Moderation

Want to control your drinking? Controlling Your Drinking: Tools to Make Moderation Work for You is a practical guide. It’s also for those who want to stop drinking. The National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA) is the major alcohol agency in the U.S. Its research shows that many alcoholics learn to lower their drinking. …

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12 Surprising Facts about Alcohol, Drinking and Health

Here are 12 surprising facts about alcohol, drinking and health. There are a lot of myths about alcohol in general. And there are many about drinking and health in particular. 12 Surprising Facts about Alcohol 1. Drinking alcohol in moderation is linked to better health  and longer life1  than either abstaining from alcohol or abusing …

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What Is Moderate Drinking or Drinking in Moderation?

What is moderate drinking? Unfortunately, official guidelines describing moderate drinking provide very conflicting information to consumers. Yet the medical evidence already exists about what levels of drinking promote good health and longer life. It also exists about what levels are associated with harms. And its available to governments everywhere.   An examination of official guidelines …

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Risk of Rheumatoid Arthritis Reduced by Drinking Alcohol

Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) has no cure. It’s a chronic disease that can cause permanent joint destruction and deformity. About 1.5 million people in the United States have the painful disease. Women have nearly three times the risk of rheumatoid arthritis as men. The disease usually begins in women between the ages of 30 and 60. …

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