Freaking out about liver disease. I drink 5 standard drinks at most 5 days a week. Always take at least 2 days a week off. Want to keep enjoying myself. Input, advice, experiences?


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Ancient Hippy Profile
Ancient Hippy answered

If you need 5 drinks to "enjoy yourself", then maybe you need step back and look at your life. You may need some help.

AnnNettie Paradise Profile

When used moderately, alcohol is a source of enjoyment for many; but when misused it creates serious problems. In addition to liver disease, heart disease, gastritis, ulcers, and pancreatitis, it can also make one more susceptible to infectious diseases such as pneumonia. Excessive amounts of alcohol can also deprive the brain of oxygen; vital bodily functions can begin to shut down. Symptoms may include vomiting, unconsciousness, and slow or irregular breathing. In some cases death can result. That’s why it’s so important for you to make a responsible decision about how and when you will drink. Identify the reasons why you want to drink so much alcohol. Then try to think of alternative, healthier ways that you can enjoy yourself or calm distressed feelings.

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