When is drinking not for you?

What if you drink too much?

If you are drinking too much, start by trying to cut back. Think about when and how you drink and don’t repeat that pattern of drinking. If you cannot control your drinking, then try to stop drinking. If you are not able to stop, contact your healthcare provider or another professional for assistance.

Drinking too much has immediate and sometimes tragic negative consequences, and can result in health and social problems.

Many people who drink moderately most of the time occasionally drink too much. If you ever find yourself in this situation, you can still reduce the adverse effects by making good decisions in other areas. Avoid driving and other risky activities when drinking. Ask family or friends to help you and make sure you get home safely. When your health may be at immediate risk, get medical attention right away.