Drink Responsibly

Did you know? One standard drink of regular beer (12 ounces), distilled spirits (1.5 ounces of 80-proof spirits) and wine (five ounces) each contains the same amount of alcohol.

Dad enjoyed his favorite spirits with a dash of common sense.

Approximately 110 million American adults drink responsibly. For these adults, alcohol can be part of a normal, healthy adult lifestyle. While there is a common misperception that wine is the only form of beverage alcohol associated with a reduced risk of cardiovascular disease, according to the scientific evidence, the potential benefits and risks apply equally to distilled spirits, wine and beer.

Distillers do not recommend that people drink alcohol for health reasons and have always encouraged those who choose to drink, to do so responsibly. Alcohol abuse can cause serious health and other problems. Even moderate consumption can cause problems for some individuals and some people should not drink at all. If you have questions regarding alcohol, talk to your health professional.


For more information, please see these alcohol and health resources:

Adult Beverage Consumption: Making Responsible Drinking Choices: Click Here

Educational Tool Kit on Beverage Alcohol Consumption and Standard Drinks: Click Here