Is it bad if I have a couple glasses of wine a 2-3 times a week?

My brother and mom are alcholhics and this bothers me. I am always conscious of it.
I just really like the taste of wine.
Answers:    No it's good for the heart. One won't hurt you.
No. wine is a mild alcohol drink.
If you drink it daily, or a lot each day, then you are an alcoholic.

I read a survey a few days ago; super rich people consumer more alcohol more than anyone. Hmmmm.

I do not drink at all, maybe that is why I am not rich.
I have seen a report saying that, having a couple of red wine a week is actually good for you but not 7 bottles a week. So, I think you should be fine and there's nothing to worry. I am an alcoholic and love it
White or Red?? No, studies have shown that a glass of red wine 2-3 times a week is good for the heart.
Not if that is your total consumption. Wine in moderation is actually good for you.
Absolutely Not! The American Heart Association RECOMMENDS a glass of wine a day for heart health. The difference between an alcoholic and a non-alcoholic is simple. NEED. Do you NEED 2-3 glasses of wine, or simply want some wine. If you need the wine, then yes, alcoholism may be a problem. If it's just that you want a couple glasses of wine now and then, no problem. Hell, it's good for you.
Are there cardiovascular risks associated with drinking alcohol?

Drinking too much alcohol can raise the levels of some fats in the blood (triglycerides) (tri-GLIS'er-idz). It can also lead to high blood pressure, heart failure and an increased calorie intake. (Consuming too many calories can lead to obesity and a higher risk of developing diabetes.) Excessive drinking and binge drinking can lead to stroke. Other serious problems include fetal alcohol syndrome, cardiomyopathy (kar"de-o-mi-OP'ah-the), cardiac arrhythmia (ah-RITH'me-ah) and sudden cardiac death.

AHA Recommendation

If you drink alcohol, do so in moderation. This means an average of one to two drinks per day for men and one drink per day for women. (A drink is one 12 oz. beer, 4 oz. of wine, 1.5 oz. of 80-proof spirits, or 1 oz. of 100-proof spirits.) Drinking more alcohol increases such dangers as alcoholism, high blood pressure, obesity, stroke, breast cancer, suicide and accidents. Also, it's not possible to predict in which people alcoholism will become a problem. Given these and other risks, the American Heart Association cautions people NOT to start drinking . if they do not already drink alcohol. Consult your doctor on the benefits and risks of consuming alcohol in moderation.

What about red wine and heart disease?

Over the past several decades, many studies have been published in science journals about how drinking alcohol may be associated with reduced mortality due to heart disease in some populations. Some researchers have suggested that the benefit may be due to wine, especially red wine. Others are examining the potential benefits of components in red wine such as flavonoids (FLAV'oh-noidz) and other antioxidants (an"tih-OK'sih-dants) in reducing heart disease risk. Some of these components may be found in other foods such as grapes or red grape juice. The linkage reported in many of these studies may be due to other lifestyle factors rather than alcohol. Such factors may include increased physical activity, and a diet high in fruits and vegetables and lower in saturated fats No direct comparison trials have been done to determine the specific effect of wine or other alcohol on the risk of developing heart disease or stroke.

Are there potential benefits of drinking wine or other alcoholic beverages?

Research is being done to find out what the apparent benefits of drinking wine or alcohol in some populations may be due to, including the role of antioxidants, an increase in HDL ("good") cholesterol or anti-clotting properties. Clinical trials of other antioxidants such as vitamin E have not shown any cardio-protective effect. Also, even if they were protective, antioxidants can be obtained from many fruits and vegetables, including red grape juice.

The best-known effect of alcohol is a small increase in HDL cholesterol. However, regular physical activity is another effective way to raise HDL cholesterol, and niacin can be prescribed to raise it to a greater degree. Alcohol or some substances such as resveratrol (res-VAIR'ah-trol) found in alcoholic beverages may prevent platelets in the blood from sticking together. That may reduce clot formation and reduce the risk of heart attack or stroke. (Aspirin may help reduce blood clotting in a similar way.) How alcohol or wine affects cardiovascular risk merits further research, but right now the American Heart Association does not recommend drinking wine or any other form of alcohol to gain these potential benefits. The AHA does recommend that to reduce your risk you should talk to your doctor about lowering your cholesterol and blood pressure, controlling your weight, getting enough exercise and following a healthy diet. There is no scientific proof that drinking wine or any other alcoholic beverage can replace these conventional measures.

What about alcohol and pregnancy?

Pregnant women shouldn't drink alcohol in any form. It can harm the baby seriously, including causing birth defects.

What about alcohol and aspirin?

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration warns that people who take aspirin regularly should not drink alcohol. Heart disease patients should stop drinking and keep taking aspirin if their doctor prescribed it for their heart condition. Patients should not stop taking aspirin without first talking to their doctor.
2-3 times a week? That is perfectly moderated. In fact, I've read from some research articles that it is actually helpful to take in a shot of wine after dinner because it has a positive effect on your heart.

If your mom and your brother is already alcoholic, I assume you very well know the downside of being hooked up relentlessly on alcohol. It could lead to personal devastation

As it is, wine is just a light alcoholic drink, but then again, everything that is taken beyond the allowed volume can damage your health.

Taking everything in moderation will keep you fit on the other hand.
They have been telling on the news the health benefits of drinking wine in moderation.
no, I don't believe so, it is bad to take 10 or 20 pills of tylenol a day? i hope not, I just took 16.
as long as you dont look at drinking any other way besides that of enjoymment and relaxation. there is nothing wrong with that at all.
Friends of mine who have come from alcoholic backgrounds have been very wary of what and how much they drink. Some didn't drink untill their mid 20's. I think comming from a situation like yours you are very concious about how alcohol effects you and those around you and are most likely to be more sensible than most when it comes to consuming it.

I'd say its fine to drink 2-3 times a week, epscially if its socially, or with a meal.
If it bothers you than yes ,you can't tell family that they have to quit if you are the same . this must bother you or you wouldn't be asking this question . me myself wouldn't think it's a problem but maybe it could be if u keep it up and your family sees you drinking then they will not accept that they have a prob if they see u drinking ,is it worth it ?
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Alcoholism does run in families, but if you are confident that you can only drink once glass a night, or a few glasses a week then it has been said to be good for you. I agree with the previous answer, that red wine is good for your heart. But just one glass - sip it slow. If your really drinking it for the taste, then it shouldn;t be a problem.
Italians have a glass of red wine with every evening meal. It is good for the blood. I don't drink wine myself I don;t like the taste. but my husbands doctor said a glass a day helps the heart and blood. It has to be a good wine though and not one of the cheap brands.
No, it is not bad but with your brother and Mom being alcoholics you should try not to drink. Because right now you are young,but as you get older your system will ask for more. The more you drink the more you want. Since you seem to be concerned all ready, maybe you are looking at your bother and Mom as you in the future. So as a Mom myself, try not to drink at all. I used to be an alcoholic, I have been sober for 3 years and now I feel happy most of the time. Can drive my car without being afraid of being caught by the police and so on. So you see I am speaking to you from my own experience. I started drinking when I was young and never stop till 3 years ago. Amen for the clean and sober people. I hope this helps you make the right decision.God Bless.
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not at all
Each man has right to drink a glass of wine.
A glass of wine convert a man in another man.
This new man is a man.
Each man has right to...Forth.
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