Yes, you can drink alcohol and lose weight. Moderation is important, and so is knowing how to choose drinks that will have the least impact on your weight loss goals.
Daily alcohol use can cause fibrosis or scarring of the liver tissue. It can also cause alcoholic hepatitis, which is an inflammation of the liver. With long-term alcohol abuse, these conditions occur together and can eventually lead to liver failure.
Alcohol is known as a risk factor for obesity. But chronic long-term alcoholics keep drinking alcohol and not eating, losing weight instead of gaining some pounds. They eat less, appear lean and skinny, and don't gain weight.