Five sessions of heavy drinking in three months flag risk: study

The team has calculated the thresholds for severe alcohol use disorder, which differ between men and women
Sarah Simpkins
Glass of red wine

Five or more heavy drinking days within a three-month period is a good rule of thumb to flag the risk of needing medical care for alcohol use disorder in the next year, researchers say.

The US team set out to find a threshold that might flag risky drinking in primary care.