The potential health impact is an important consideration for adults in deciding whether or not to drink beverage alcohol. DrinkInfo seeks to provide resources to those wishing to learn more about making responsible alcohol choices.  


Alcohol has been studied extensively over time. A search for the term “alcohol” on PubMed.gov, a government database of scientific research, returns more than one million results. And the body of research is only growing, as each year thousands of new studies are published. While it would be next to impossible for anyone to review and report on all of these studies, DrinkInfo provides some easily accessible resources for those wishing to learn more about alcohol. 

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Individual Considerations and Informed Choices

Alcohol consumption affects each person differently, and for some individuals the best decision may be to not drink at all.  

According to National Institutes of Health (NIH): “alcohol’s effects vary from person to person, depending on a variety of factors, including: 

  • How much you drink 
  • How often you drink 
  • Your age 
  • Your health status 
  • Your family history

Drinking too much can cause a range of consequences, and increase your risk for a variety of problems.”1

Everyone should discuss their alcohol consumption with their health providers – together they can determine what is best for that person based on individual risk factors, such as family history, genetics, and lifestyle. 


    1. Overview of Alcohol Consumption | National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA) (nih.gov)