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  » Men's health  »  Is there a safe amount of alcohol for men?
For most adults, moderate alcohol use — up to two drinks per day for men seems safe.
(One drink equals one 12-ounce bottle of beer or wine cooler, one 5-ounce glass of wine, or 1.5 ounces of 80-proof distilled spirits.)

You shouldn't drink at all though if you:

  • plan to drive or engage in other activities that require alertness and skill (such as driving and using high-speed machinery)
  • take certain over-the-counter or prescription medications (ask your health care provider or pharmacist if it is safe to drink alcohol while taking them)
  • have a health problem that can be made worse by drinking
  • are a recovering alcoholic
  • are younger than age 21