A drink is:

• 12 ounces of regular beer

• 8 ounces of malt liquor

• 5 ounces of wine

• 1.5 ounces of 80-proof liquor

Moderate drinking is:

• Up to one drink a day, on average, for women

• Up to two drinks a day, on average, for men

"Excessive drinking" causes more than 75,000 deaths in the United States each year.

Among those deaths:

• 46 percent result from chronic conditions, including liver disease.

• 54 percent result from acute conditions, including injuries from vehicle crashes.

• 72 percent are in men.


Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, from USA TODAY