Police officers check drivers at a sobriety checkpoint in Escondido, Calif. Lenny Ignelzi/AP hide caption

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Women who consume eight or more drinks per week are considered excessive drinkers, according to the CDC. Breast cancer, liver disease and heart disease have all been linked to excessive drinking over time. Ann Boyajian/Illustration Works/Corbis hide caption

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Bottles of mahia in the Nahmias et Fils distillery. Alex Schmidt for NPR hide caption

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Shoppers check out vodka in a street kiosk in Moscow in 2008. Alexander Nemenov/Getty Images hide caption

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Looks good. But maybe this time I'll stop at one. Kjersti Magnussen /Flickr hide caption

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Each bottle of Champagne contains around 50 million bubbles. But will any of them accelerate the inebriation process? Victor Bezrukov/Flickr.com hide caption

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Templeton bottles, filled and almost corked. Noah Adams/NPR hide caption

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When Parliament is in session, some may be overdoing it. Dan Kitwood/Getty Images hide caption

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