Wine or your favorite cocktail can be a great way to unwind after a long day of work, school, caring for loved ones, or just being alive in 2022 after all that.
If you use alcohol every day, you are not abusing alcohol, but you are drinking routinely. So, is it safe to consume it daily? At what point does something become unhealthy or a bad habit?
Yes, drinking on a daily basis is a bad habit. Drinking daily can cause stomach problems, high blood pressure, and mental health conditions such as depression and anxiety.
People who suffer from liver and nerve disease are also susceptible to memory and sexual dysfunction. It also increase the risk of alcohol use disorder (AUD).
No matter the type of alcohol, the danger grows with consumption. There's a risk even if you drink infrequently, but it's higher if you drink frequently.
Daily drinking may increase your alcohol tolerance, meaning you'll feel its effects less rapidly. To conquer your tolerance, you'll drink more.
NIAAA defines moderate drinking as one drink per day for women and two for males.
Binge drinking is defined as four or more drinks per day for women and five or more for men.
However, even if you don't meet the definition of a heavy drinker or someone with AUD, you may still be at risk of acquiring those conditions.