Alcoholism Issues
Holiday Festivities Can Make It Easy to Overdo Alcohol Consumption
Nov 22, 2017 - 11:50:25 AM

( - With the end of the year approaching, it is the season of festivities. From work parties to friends and family gatherings, all of these celebrations can lead to increased opportunities to drink alcohol, which can make it easy to overindulge. “People craft such flavorful and fancy drinks, it’s very easy to forget you’re consuming alcohol,” says Karen Miotto, a clinical professor in the Department of Psychiatry at the Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, excessive drinking, or binge drinking, is defined as consuming during a single occasion four or more drinks for a woman and five or more drinks for a man. If you are drinking excessively, it may be time to think about your reasons or rationalizations for drinking and consider how to stay within your limits. Miotto offered the following advice on alcohol during holidays:

Despite these various consequences, you can make your holidays enjoyable by drinking moderately and encouraging your loved ones to do the same

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