There's a LOT that might could fall in that category; this is just the latest:
And what that means is that 1 in 3 adults drinks excessively.Well, now. It appears that I drink excessively, what with two beers every afternoon and a couple o' single malts or bourbons... on rare occasions more than two... after dinner. This adds up to a grand total of about 28 drinks a week on average, nearly twice what the quoted study defines as excessive. I'm not gonna worry my semi-pretty lil head about this, however. According to my doctor I'm as healthy as the proverbial horse... aside from the fact I can't breathe, which has nothing to do with alcohol. I trust my doctor one whole helluva lot more than I trust these so-called studies.
What counts as excessive? Less than you might think.
Women who consume eight or more drinks per week are considered excessive drinkers. And for men, excess is defined as 15 or more drinks a week. (The researchers defined a drink as just 5 ounces of wine, 12 ounces of beer or 1.5 ounces of spirits.)