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Excessive Alcohol Use

Excessive alcohol use includes heavy drinking, binge drinking (five or more drinks in one sitting for men or, four or more drinks in one sitting for women), underage drinking, and drinking while pregnant.[1] One should also avoid risky drinking (both the daily and weekly limits) which can result in negative health effects; risky drinking is more than four drinks on any day or 14 drinks per week for men, and more than three drinks on any day or seven drinks per week for women.[2]

Our resources provide information on personal responsibility, responsibility as a shipmate, and the health/legal consequences of alcohol abuse. We can also arm you with valuable information to help make good, decisions regarding alcohol use and increase awareness of the personal and professional consequences associated with alcohol misuse or abuse.

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[1] What is Excessive Alcohol Use? Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
http://www.cdc.gov/alcohol/pdfs/excessive_alcohol_use.pdf. Updated March 2014. Accessed July 2015

[2] Moyer, V. Screening and Behavioral Counseling Interventions in Primary Care to Reduce Alcohol Misuse: U.S. Preventive Services Task Force Recommendation Statement. Ann Intern Med. 2013;159(3):210-218,
http://www.uspreventiveservicestaskforce.org/Home/GetFile/1/319/alcmisfinalrs/pdf. Accessed July 2015.