Drink Facts

The potential health impact of consuming alcohol is an important consideration in deciding whether to drink. DrinkFacts 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, DrinkFacts provides easily accessible resources for those wishing to learn more about alcohol. 

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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. 


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