Heavy use of alcohol is defined as more than 2 drinks a day for
men and more than 1 drink a day for women. One drink is
12 fl oz (355 mL) of beer,
5 fl oz (148 mL) of wine, or
1.5 fl oz (44 mL) of hard
Heavy use of alcohol increases the risk for many health
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