February 1, 2023

A mother who loves to unwind with two to three wines each night has taken to the internet to inquire if she has a problem. 

A mum posted her story in a group. She said she doesn’t drink, but has three drinks per evening.

“I am trying to figure out if I have a few drinks of an night would be considered a problem,” she wrote. She also asked other parents for their opinions. 

One mum decided to use Facebook to find out if her drinking habits of three drinks per night were acceptable.

Her Experts reveal that there is no safe limit to alcohol consumption. Officially, health agencies recommend two glasses of wine or 250mL per week.

You should drink one and a 1/2 pints of beer each week before you move into the ‘danger zone’.

GP Dr Deb Cohen Jones FEMAIL reported that drinking two drinks per night can increase a woman’s chance of getting cancer, and it can also shave ten years off a woman’s life.

According to a doctor, there is no safe level of alcohol consumption. He says that even small amounts can lead to poor health, increased cancer risk, infertility, and early death.

Many people in the group had a similar grim response to the woman’s question. Some even begged her for help.

One woman stated that ‘If it’s a problem, cut back on alcohol intake or avoid drinking during the week.’

Another person echoed the sentiment and stated that if she can’t go for a night or two without drinking, then it’s an issue. 

Another advised her to go “cold turkey” for two weeks. If she felt like giving in, or craving a drink, it was time to’reassess the habit’.  

Poll

Are you adamant that three drinks a night is not a problem?

  • Yes! 47 votes
  • No! 43 votes

One woman who lived with a regular drinker in her home said that she would consider it a problem.

She She claimed that the woman she lived with consumed three to four drinks each night, and that everyone hated it. 

Some people saw no danger in ‘drinking for stress relief’, even though this goes against all that experts have said about alcohol consumption. 

One woman stated that she would not mind letting her hair down, but it was okay to unwind as much as you wish.

“If this is how you de-stress at night or while you cook dinner, then it’s what you should do. If you were rolling drunk every night and immediately looking for a drink the next day I’d say you should have a look at it but otherwise we all decompress differently,’ added another. 

One of the children asked the mother if she was okay with how much alcohol she drinks and if it is affecting her relationships.

“Never think about what the group’s focus is.” Ask yourself.

According to Canadian research, people who consume more than three beverages per week may be at moderate risk.

The risk of taking on more than six is increasing for those who do.

FEMAIL is advised by Dr Deb Cohen Jones, a Perth, Western Australia-based GP. She said that those who drink two alcoholic beverages per night are more susceptible to getting cancer.

In the last few years, this number was drastically reduced. First it was 26 glasses of wine a week, then it was 17, then ten, and the latest UK guidelines whittled it down to six before the Canadian study was released.

Experts disagree with the report and argue that limiting alcohol intake would lead to a decrease in the number of drinks people consume per week. 

Christopher Snowdon, of Institute of Economic Affairs, stated that a limit of two drinks per week was so absurdly low that the public will mock it.

Dr Richard Harding was a key contributor to the review of sensible drinking messages in the UK Government In the mid-1990s, a small amount of alcohol per day was considered good.

‘Fifty years of epidemiological and clinical research points to substantial health benefits – not harms – of daily intakes of small amounts of alcohol,’ he said. The simple fact is that if people followed the recommendation to limit their alcohol intake to two drinks or less per week, they would likely be worse off in terms of health.

West Australian GP went into detail about the huge impacts alcohol can have on every single system in the body from the brain to the gastrointestinal tract and even the skin.

Brain

Drinking alcohol can have a significant impact on our brains. It can cause depression, anxiety, and even worsen overall mental health.

It is possible to also link drinking and suicide.

Drinking before age 25 can cause permanent brain damage, which is still not fully developed.

Poll

What number of alcoholic beverages do you consume each week?

  • 126 votes
  • Fewer than 5 100 votes
  • 5-10 85 votes
  • 10-15 52 votes
  • 15-20 43 votes
  • 20+ 93 votes

Dr Cohen-Jones stated that “The problem with this is when most people drink the most, between 18-25, but it is harmful.”

Gastrointestinal

A higher number of people who consume more than 14 standard beverages per week is more likely to get some type of cancer, mainly in the gastrointestinal system.

One in three deaths from alcohol-related causes is due to cancers. Most of these are located in the upper digestive system, which includes the tongue and throat.

These types of cancers are six times more common in people who drink.

Drinking can also have an effect on the liver. This is responsible for breaking down alcohol.

Drinking alcohol can lead to liver diseases such as fatty liver disease and alcoholic hepatitis.

People who consume herbal medicine or drink put more stress on the liver, since it must break down every substance.

A higher risk of developing pancreatitis can also be present. This can lead to nausea, vomiting, pain and, in extreme cases, organ failure that could cause death.

Breasts

Dr Cohen Jones says drinking alcohol can lead to breast cancer. Alcohol disrupts hormone production.

Two drinks per week can triple a woman’s chances of developing breast cancer.

It is therefore more risky to consume 14 drinks per week than to receive hormone replacement over five year, which is known to be a trigger for the disease.

A 15% higher chance of breast cancer in women who consume just three drinks per week than those who don’t drink alcohol.

Cardiovascular

Your risk of suffering a heart attack or stroke is dramatically increased if you only drink two glasses of wine per day or 14 standard drinks per week.

According to the doctor, this is because alcohol can raise blood pressure.

Women of childbearing years and pregnant mothers

Dr Cohen-Jones says that drinking can also cause infertility. She According to the FDA, there is no safe limit for breast-feeding or pregnant mothers. They should also ‘pump and dump’ for at least six hours after drinking alcohol.

Women on the pill should also be aware of how much alcohol they are consuming, since they don’t have as much to drink as women who aren’t.

Women over 60 are more likely to have problems with alcohol metabolism and are at greater risk of becoming addicted.

Women who drink with their partners are more likely to be drinking than the general population.

She stated that women are more affected by alcohol than men because they have less body fat and can absorb it better.

This is bad news especially for women who love to have a few drinks with their husbands.

She said that if we drink the exact same amount as men, then our blood alcohol level will be higher.

She said, “This is a problem because many people would drink the exact same amount as their husbands with dinner and not think about it.”

The pill is not recommended for women who are pregnant. Their bodies will also break down the alcohol faster.

An ex-drinker shares her top 5 tips for quitting alcohol. 

A mum of two has shared her moment when she realized that alcohol was not something she could continue with after she ‘blacked it out and ruined Christmas.

It took Lucy Quick 21 years later, she realized her toxic relationship to alcohol. 

The 37-year old never wanted to drink, and she didn’t drink booze every single day. However, she would sometimes black out when she did.

She She now dedicates her life to helping others become sober. 

 Here are her top five tips.

1. Identify the reasons you drink and what triggers it. You can plan your nights ahead to avoid these triggers. 

2 – Join a great sober support group. This could include: Facebook community like the one run and maintained by Thrivalist.

3 – Embody the lifestyle of a healthy non-drinker. Determine what you need to do or change in your life to get there.

4 – Recognize your strengths and do more things that make you feel good.

5 – Create a positive mindset that supports you in your efforts to be more holistic.

Lucy now runs “ThrivalistJen Clements is her business partner. Jen has also found a better lifestyle since becoming sober. 

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