It’s been well-established that drinking too much, even every once in a while, is bad for you, but there’s often uncertainty regarding how moderate drinking affects health. Experts agree that for men, moderation means no more than two drinks a day, while for women, moderation means no more than one drink a day.
Even though drinking at moderate levels has some benefits, as soon as people start drinking more than the recommended amounts, benefits diminish quickly, as problems are sure to arise. Even so, the evidence about the possible health benefits of alcohol isn’t certain, and alcohol may not benefit everyone who drinks. So the decision about whether to drink really depends on you, say experts.