Nightcaps: Are They A Problem?

A nightly drink (or nightcap) is often used to calm the nerves of a variety of people, but could they be setting themselves up for addiction? Does a nightcap necessarily indicate an alcohol problem? And are there any benefits of this practice? Nightcaps Don't Necessarily Indicate Problem Drinking Technically, drinking one alcoholic beverage at night (such as a nightcap) does not indicate a drinking problem. Experts typically state that a man should have no more than four drinks in one day or 14 in a week, while women can have one less in a day and half the weekly total.