Individual Considerations and Informed Choices
Alcohol consumption can affect 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 history1
Every adult who chooses to drink should discuss their alcohol consumption with their health care providers – together they can determine what is best for that person based on individual risk factors, such as family history, genetics, and lifestyle.