It depends. Alcoholic liver disease is caused by drinking more alcohol than the liver can process. How much is too much? That depends on the amounts and frequency of alcohol use and your liver’s ability to process it. If your liver is already damaged, it may not be able to process even a small amount of alcohol.

For people who can’t stop using alcohol, drinking less is better than not making any attempt to cut back. Moderate alcohol consumption for people without liver disease is one standard size drink per day for women and two drinks per day for men.

Consider getting help for your drinking or learning more about problems with alcohol. The National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence provides resources to assist you in finding out if you need help, and if so, what kind of help is suitable for you. If you want to explore more, April is Alcohol Awareness Month.