I think it depends on your system and how sensitive you are to alcohol, we are all different. If your body is really busy detoxing it might not be good. However there is so little alcohol in the Odouls. I have only stopped drinking at times during my healing. I found I could not drink beer anymore just because it's fermented and it sends my inflammation way up in turn burning lots of needed energy. I found that drinking the watery low quality light beer effected me way less than darker micro brews. Alcohol also raises my nighttime cortisol and crashes me a bit. I cut down to one drink on occasions and as I heal I can tolerate it more and more.