The moderate consumption of alcohol can be enjoyable, but spiritsEUROPE does not recommend that abstaining individuals should commence consuming alcohol to benefit their health.  Consuming alcohol more than moderately increases the risk of both short and long-term harm to health.  We also encourage you to consult national consumer information websites on the health risks and benefits of drinking. Please consult your doctor for medical issues regarding drinking alcohol and your health or medication. This website is for educational purposes only and the authors have taken every care to ensure that the material within is accurate and in line the available scientific evidence.