If you're a senior and you had a drink or two last night, you had way too much.
That's ridiculous, of course -- but that's the warning from a group of buzz-killing British shrinks, who claim that booze intake should be limited to just 1.5 units of alcohol a day for seniors.
That's what you'll get from a small glass of wine or half a pint of beer -- or maybe they expect seniors to start drinking out of thimbles now.
In any case, Britain's Royal College of Psychiatrists claims that so many seniors are now too drunk too much of the time -- and if you haven't noticed all these white-haired boozers stumbling down the street, it's because they're "invisible."
They say seniors like to drink alone, at home, making them "invisible addicts."
But one look at the numbers in this report finds these supposed boozers aren't invisible -- they're imaginary.
For example, the report claims that the number of seniors who consume "too much" booze has risen by 60 percent in men and 100 percent in women since 2001.
How much is "too much?" Let's dig a little deeper: Back in '01, 5 percent of older women reported a single pint of beer (or the equivalent) at least once a week... compared to 10 percent by 2008.
Similarly, 1 percent admitted to having the nerve to have a second pint a beer once a week in 2001... compared to 2 percent in 2008.
That's right -- a drink or two once a week is all it takes to make you an "invisible addict" and leads to a "100 percent increase" in the number of boozing senior women.
I won't waste your time with the numbers for men -- but as you might guess, slightly more men drank slightly more than women overall.
In reality, these men and women aren't addicts, invisible or otherwise.
These are vibrant, active seniors -- and they're getting a healthy boost with every single sip. A drink or two a day can help protect your heart, save your brain, and slash your risk of any number of disease.
Moderate boozers even live longer.
So ignore the shrinks, and pour yourself a drink -- and don't be afraid to let them see you do it.
Show 'em you're not invisible.