DREXEL PSY 310 - NIHAA- Alcohol & Your Health (15 pages)

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Psy 310 - Drugs & Human Behavior

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NIHAA Alcohol Your Health Key Facts and Statistics Drinking Levels Defined Moderate alcohol consumptio n Binge Drinking Heavy Alcohol Use According to the Dietary Guidelines for Americans 2015 2020 U S Department of Health and Human Services and U S Department of Agriculture moderate drinking is up to 1 drink per day for women and up to 2 drinks per day for men NIAAA defines binge drinking as a pattern of drinking that brings blood alcohol concentration BAC levels to 0 08 g dL This typically occurs after 4 drinks for women and 5 drinks for men in about 2 hours The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration SAMHSA which conducts the annual National Survey on Drug Use and Health NSDUH defines binge drinking as 5 or more alcoholic drinks for males or 4 or more alcoholic drinks for females on the same occasion i e at the same time or within a couple of hours of each other on at least 1 day in the past month SAMHSA defines heavy alcohol use as binge drinking on 5 or more days in the past month NIAAA s Definition of Drinking at Low Risk for Developing Alcohol Use Disorder AUD For women low risk drinking is defined as no more than 3 drinks on any single day and no more than 7 drinks per week For men it is defined as no more than 4 drinks on any single day and no more than 14 drinks per week NIAAA research shows that only about 2 in 100 people who drink within these limits have AUD Certain people should avoid alcohol completely including those who Plan to drive a vehicle or operate machinery Take medications that interact with alcohol Have a medical condition that alcohol can aggravate Are pregnant or trying to become pregnant Alcohol Facts and Statistics Alcohol Use in the United States Prevalence of Drinking According to the 2015 National Survey on Drug Use and Health NSDUH 86 4 percent of people ages 18 or older reported that they drank alcohol at some point in their lifetime 70 1 percent reported that they drank in the past year 56 0 percent reported that



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