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Can you drink alcohol with Crohn’s Disease?

A moderate amount of social alcohol is generally fine for most people with Crohn’s Disease. However, there are certain diets and dietary plans used to help Crohn’s Disease that may call for complete elimination of alcohol during the diet, such as exclusive enteral nutrition. During that period, you’re essentially only eating protein shakes to rest the bowel. In that specific treatment algorithm, alcohol is not recommended. However, when patients are in remission and their disease is well controlled, social drinking may be acceptable.

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