WHAT IS MODERATION?
Moderation means about one to three drinks per day, however it varies by person. The National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA) describes moderation for a man as consuming four drinks per day with an average of 14 drinks per week. Moderation for women is described as consuming three drinks per day and an average of seven drinks per week (Health).
BlOOD ALCOHOL CONTENT
Blood alcohol content (BAC) is a measure of the concentration of alcohol in the bloodstream. In the United States, penalties exist for driving with a BAC of 0.08. If you choose to drink, knowing your BAC, or simply knowing your limits is very important to your safety and the safety of others. Keep in mind that it is never safe to drive after drinking, no matter how much you've had.
The amount of alcohol in a drink is different depending on the type of drink you have. As shown in the image below, the amount of alcohol in a beer is very different from a single shot of hard liquor. If you choose to drink, this information is important to keep in mind when drinking.