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Drink Alcohol in Moderation


The Benefits

If you are drinking too much, here are some reasons to cut down or stop drinking:

  • Get along better with your family
  • Lower your blood pressure
  • Lower your risk of heart disease, stroke, some types of cancer, and liver problems
  • Help you lose weight (alcoholic drinks have calories)

What you can do instead of drinking:

  • Go for a walk or play a sport
  • Do something fun with your family
  • Take up a new hobby

This Alcohol-Spending Calculator will tell you how much money you could be spending on something other than alcohol.

Start Today: Small Steps
  • Take this quiz to see if you have a drinking problem.
  • Set a drinking limit and write it down.
  • Print out this diary to keep track of your drinking.
  • Make an appointment to get your blood pressure checked.

Learn how drinking may affect your blood pressure and risk for heart disease.

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