Government Guidelines Suggest 2-Drink-Limit Per Week

The government could be coming for your alcohol! The new guidelines may suggest no more than two alcoholic beverages per week. Some people are seizing on the guidelines to say that the government wants to control your life. Is that true? We highlight the facts.

Current Guidelines

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The current alcohol consumption guidelines in the United States recommend a limit of two drinks per day for men, and one drink per day for women. 

Heavy Drinking

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It is considered “heavy drinking” for men when they consume more than four drinks in one day or 14 drinks per week.

Women Who Are Heavy Drinkers

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Women are considered heavy drinkers when they consume more than three drinks in one day or seven drinks per week.

Getting Stricter

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The alcohol consumption guidelines are scheduled to be reviewed, and they may be getting stricter. 

Alcohol Czar

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George Koob is the Director of the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA), or better known as President Biden’s alcohol czar.

U.S. To Follow Canada

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Koob said that the U.S. may soon follow Canada’s guidelines of no more than two beers per week.

Grand Experiment 

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Koob has been watching a “grand experiment” going on in Canada.

Canada has been exploring the health benefits of limiting alcohol consumption. 

No Physical Health Benefits

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According to Koob, there are no physical health benefits from drinking alcohol.

“Most of the benefits people attribute to alcohol, we feel they really have more to do with what someone’s eating rather than what they’re drinking,” he said.

Social Benefits

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Despite alcohol not having any “health benefits,” Koob did say that it has social benefits.

He referred to it as a “social lubricant.”

Limits Not Going Up

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Koob said he was “pretty sure” the American alcohol consumption guidelines were “not going to go up.”

If they go in any direction, it will be “toward Canada.” 

Republicans Speak Out

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Troy Nehls is a Republican Representative from Texas.

He referred to a controversial song by Oliver Anthony when he said the “rich men north of Richmond are once again recommending what hard-working Americans should and shouldn’t do.”

Not the Government’s Business

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Nehls said that Democrats “want to control every aspect of your life” and they have “no business advising ‘guidance’ on alcohol consumption.”

Nehls thinks two drinks a week is “a joke.”

Critics Disagree With the Guidelines

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The beer and alcohol industry also spoke out against the stricter guidelines.

Amanda Berger is vice president of science and health for the Distilled Spirits Council.

She disagreed with the idea of increasing the alcohol consumption guidelines. 

“Extremely Alarming”

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Berger said the current guidelines have been in place “for more than 30 years” and that it was “extremely alarming and inappropriate” for a federal office to suggest changing the alcohol consumption guidelines.

Biden Administration to Blame

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Critics say the Biden administration is trying to “put difficult regulations on Americans’ lives.”

(These are health guidelines. They are not laws or regulations, and they are not enforced.)

Canadians Are Laughing

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A man from Canada laughed while saying that two drinks a week wasn’t “feasible.”

He also expressed his concern with the government telling him how much he’s allowed to drink in his own home saying, “it isn’t right.”

Freedom to Choose

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@CensorThis posted, “We should all have the liberty and freedom to choose how much we drink…and what kind of light bulbs we use at home.”

Other Restrictions

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Alcohol consumption isn’t the only thing the Biden Administration has spoken on.

The Biden administration has also implemented tighter restrictions on light bulbs, requiring them to be more efficient.

Wake Up, America

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One commenter said, “Wake up, America. More control.”

While many agree that alcohol may not be good for your body, they don’t think it’s the government’s place to tell Americans how much to drink. 

Out of Control

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Another said, “When your government has an alcohol czar, your government is out of control.”

Others say the alcohol czar should be more concerned with the quality of the product, not how much Americans are consuming. 

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