People drink to socialize, celebrate, and relax. Alcohol often has a strong effect on people—and throughout history, people have struggled to understand and manage alcohol’s power.
How much is too much?
No drinking is always an option.
Moderate drinking is defined as having 1 drink per day for women and 2 drinks per day for men according to the Center for Disease Control.
Heavy drinking for women is defined as 8 drinks or more per week and for men, 15 or more drinks per week.
Binge drinking is defined as drinking up to 4 drinks for women or 5 drinks for men, bringing the blood alcohol level up to 0.08% in about two hours. In Washington, 0.08% blood alcohol level is considered drunk driving!