Is there a safe level of drinking?
It is said that alcohol should be taken in moderation, but doesn’t a little leaven leavens the whole lump? One small drink leading to a larger and larger amount? From experience and professional point of view, can a drinker remain disciplined to a moderate amount of alcohol over time in their life? and if so, how much is moderate.
You know the saying: “Everything with Moderation”. I think everything is safe in life as long as it is used with moderation. Abuse of anything is never good because it brings to extreme situations and health problems. Since alcohol is the subject, drinking with moderation is no problem. I like the European example where it is recommended to drink 1 glass of red wine per day for health reason. The 1 glass of red wine per day is encouraged by the European Health Organizations and all doctors. 1 glass of red wine per day is not abuse or being an alcoholic or a drunk.
For normal people like Olivier above, I think the doctor’s recommendation would work. For us, former addicts, I’d say – NO. Anything that takes me back to the dark-world I escaped, I don’t want any part of it, I would recommend the same for those who are struggling to stay sober.