Is Drinking Every Night Normal?

Exclusive Hawaii Rehab Alcohol Addiction , Holistic Alcohol Rehab February 21, 2022

s Drinking Every Night Normal

How Much Alcohol is Too Much?

There is no definitive “too much” number when it comes to drinking, as each person has their own unique physical and mental boundaries. The Center for Disease Control (CDC) recommends that adults with a healthy diet and lifestyle may drink:

  • 2 drinks or fewer per day for men
  • 1 drink or fewer per day for women

Even this amount of alcohol can lead to dependence over time, and it is best to keep an eye on yourself, especially if physical cravings, withdrawal symptoms, or signs of psychological dependence arise.

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The Definition of Moderate Drinking

The definition of moderate drinking is:

  • Making the choice not to drink each time the opportunity arises
  • Drinking smaller drinks, drinks with lower alcohol content, or alternating alcohol with non-alcoholic drinks to limit alcohol intake
  • Limiting drinks in a day to 2 or fewer for men, and 1 or fewer for women
  • Monitoring yourself to ensure you do not develop signs of an alcohol dependency

The Definition of Excessive Drinking

If you have ever wondered to yourself “Is drinking every night normal?” you likely already suspect that you are drinking excessively. Excessive drinking is characterized by:

Binge Drinking

Binge drinking brings the blood alcohol concentration to 0.08% or higher, usually taking 5 or more drinks at one time in men, or 4 or more drinks in one sitting for women.

Heavy Drinking

15 or more drinks per week for men or 8 or more drinks per week for women

Any Drinking At All If You Are Underage

Underage drinking causes unnecessary risks, injuries, and fatalities. Drinking before the age of 15 can also cause a person to be six times as likely to develop an alcohol use disorder in adulthood

Any Drinking At All If You Are Pregnant

Drinking alcohol while pregnant can cause a range of complications, health issues, and even death to a developing fetus.

Do You Have a Problem with Alcohol?

If you think your drinking may have become a problem in your life, you may want to ask yourself the following questions:

  1. Have you ever tried to quit drinking but could not?
  2. How much time do you spend each week drinking? Is it every day? Every weekend? At least three nights a week?
  3. Do you sometimes drink more than you planned to drink?
  4. Does alcohol still give you the same feeling it once did?
  5. Do you ever crave alcohol when you do not have access to it, or find yourself obsessively thinking or worrying about when you can have your next drink?
  6. Do you often miss work, school, or other obligations because of drinking or hangovers?
  7. Has drinking ever caused you any persistent health problems?
  8. Does your drinking ever cause you to end up in dangerous situations?
  9. Has drinking had a negative effect on your relationship with family and/or friends?
  10. Has drinking caused you to give up your hobbies or other activities you used to enjoy?
  11. When you go without alcohol, do you get withdrawal symptoms?

Answering these questions honestly will give you the answer that you likely already know. Alcohol use disorders can develop over time, and slowly take over your life. Luckily, there are people and places to help you stop your problem drinking and take control back.

Treatment for Alcohol Use Disorder at Exclusive Hawaii Rehab

You are not your alcoholism. In fact, an alcohol use disorder is only a symptom of underlying issues like trauma, undiagnosed mental illness, social issues, habits, core beliefs, and/or mindsets, and these issues can be treated or changed once you’ve gained insight into what it is that is causing you to turn to drink. At Exclusive Hawaii Rehab, we offer holistic treatment options in a luxury Hawaiian setting that will help you detoxify your body, heal your spirit, and find the roots of your addiction. Some of the many treatments we offer include:

  • Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT)
  • Emotional freedom technique (EFT)/neural tapping
  • Art therapy/journaling
  • Person-centered therapy
  • Group therapy
  • Nature immersion
  • Trauma-informed therapy
  • Harm reduction methods training
  • Customized diets and supplementation
  • Exercise programs
  • Adventure/experiential therapy
  • Hawaiian traditional therapies

To find out more about joining us for a 30-, 60- or 90-day luxury holistic treatment program in Hawaii, call us today. We will empower you to change within yourself, so you can become the person you want to be in life, without needing to lean on alcohol as a crutch.

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