Women who drink two to four beers a week may lower their chances of getting the condition. Although this kind of booze is best -- it cuts your RA risk by about 30% -- an occasional glass of wine or liquor also lessens the likelihood. If you have the disease and drink in moderation, you, too, might have a reason to toast. Your symptoms may be less severe. Before you declare happy hour, though, remember that alcohol can damage your liver, especially if you’re taking drugs for RA.