A common question I get from my patients at Parsley Health is "How much alcohol is too much alcohol?" For each of them, the answer is different. Because as with most health issues, alcohol consumption needs to be put into the context of the individual.
Ask yourself how much you drink in a week. How many drinks total? What types of drinks are you consuming: beer, wine, whiskey, vodka, mixed drinks? How much do you usually drink in one drinking period? Now consider the fact that most people tend to underestimate how much they drink. In fact, medical students are taught to roughly double the amount that the average patient will share with them.