Tag: Moderate Drinking

Drink Alcohol in Moderation (How to Do It Successfully)

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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What We Can Learn from the French about Drinking Alcohol

What can we 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 …

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Alcohol and Dementia Risk: Moderate Drinking Helps

drinking and dementia

Alcohol and dementia risk. Can moderate drinking reduce the risk? Alcohol and Dementia Risk Researchers conducted a study of 3,069 community-living adults aged 75 years and older. All were in the Ginkgo Evaluation of Memory Study (GEMS).  That’s a federal research project. It reported a strong link between moderate drinking and lower risk of dementia. …

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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.          Overview I.   Control Your Drinking II.  Options III. Resources Using behavioral self-control training, the book provides specific, proven alternatives to the abstinence-only approach. …

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12 Facts about Alcohol, Drinking and Health

Here are 12 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 Facts about Alcohol 1. Drinking alcohol in moderation is linked to better health and longer life.1 That’s compared to 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 linked with harms. And its available to governments everywhere.   An examination of official guidelines …

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Risk of Stroke Reduced by Moderate Alcohol Drinking

Risk of stroke is reduced by drinking alcoholic beverages in moderation. They can be wine, distilled spirits (liquor) or beer. This is the finding of a systematic review of 26 studies. They were both cohort and case-control studies        Overview I.   Stroke II.  Reduce Risk III. Resources I. Stroke Ischemic stroke results …

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Risk of Rheumatoid Arthritis Reduced by Drinking Alcohol

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

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