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HOW MUCH IS TOO MUCH?

Most adults drink alcohol safely. For some, it's a trap.

How much is too much?

  • For men: More than 4 drinks on one occasion, or more than 14 a week.
  • For women and people 65 and older: More than 3 drinks on one occasion, or more than 7 a week.

What is 1 drink?

  • A 12-oz. glass, bottle, or can of beer or aleA 5-oz. glass of wine, or a 3.5-oz. glass of fortified wine
  • A 1.5-oz. "shot" of distilled liquor or brandy (straight or in a mixed drink)

The How Much is Too Much? Health Bulletin (http://www.nyc.gov/html/doh/downloads/pdf/public/dohmhnews6-02.pdf) tells you everything you need to know about the risks of excessive drinking and the disease of alcoholism.

This bulletin is one in a series that we publish on topics of critical importance to New Yorkers. Health Bulletins on other topics can be found on our website at http://www.nyc.gov/html/doh/html/alerts/alert1.shtml

The New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene
The New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene
The New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene
The New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene
The New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene
The New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene