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While many adults enjoy alcohol in moderation, nearly 14 million people in the US — 1 of every 13 adults — abuse alcohol or become alcohol dependent. Many people are unaware of their alcohol problem until an alcohol-induced accident or illness occurs. That's why it's important for people who drink alcohol regularly to monitor their drinking patterns. To find out whether you or someone you know has a drinking problem, take this interactive quiz.
One drink is considered to be one 12-ounce bottle or can of beer or wine cooler, one five-ounce glass of wine or 1.5 ounces of 80-proof distilled spirits.
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