So are there any hard-and-fast guidelines for how many drinks are OK to consume?
"Guidelines are all over the place, but we typically think about women having two to three drinks and men having three to five drinks, and that should be about it for the week," Dr. Campbell says.
These numbers seem a little conservative, coming from Dr. Kevin "Ready to Party" Campbell, so I asked him if I was setting myself up for addiction by drinking his recommended weekly amount of alcohol every night.
"I think 14 drinks is a lot, but I hate to get too fixated on a number," he says. "How long do you drink each day? Do you binge drink? Do you drink socially? Greeks are very healthy, and they have wine every day."
In other words, there's no clear answer to how much booze is too much when you're stressed out. You have to put the guidelines in the context of your lifestyle as a whole.
So how do I do that?
Think about your background. "If you come from a family with addiction, you're more at risk for addiction yourself and you have to be cognizant of that," Dr. Campbell says. Consider, also, whether you're making healthy choices in other areas of your life. "If you're doing cocaine, you weigh 400lbs, and you drink every night, that is not good," Dr. Campbell says.