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Alcohol's Effects on Health

Research-based information on drinking and its impact

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Alcohol Basics

Find NIAAA resources about Alcohol and COVID-19

You may be drinking more than you realize

Definitions for Moderate, Binge, and Heavy Drinking, and other key terms

Up-to-date statistics on alcohol consumption

How much drinking is considered binge drinking?

Understanding the medical diagnosis of AUD

Impact on the brain, heart, liver and other organs

Support and Treatment

Pointing the way to evidence-based care

Rethinking Drinking is NIAAA's interactive site for self-help tools to assess and change drinking behavior