A stiff drink at the end of a long day is one of life's greatest pleasures -- so naturally, some people are trying to rob you of it.

They just never stop, do they?

The latest assault on booze comes from Britain's Royal College of Physicians, which is begging the government to urge people to never, ever drink two days in a row.

It doesn't matter if you've had the tiniest sip of Beefeater or an entire pint of bitter -- if you've knocked one back on Monday, they want you to knock it off on Tuesday... or at least avoid drinking for three days a week.

The group says the liver needs at least that much time to recover from even the slightest exposure to alcohol -- a bizarre claim that isn't backed by a single realistic study.

A 1993 study out of Finland, for example, found you can gulp down between three or four drinks every day of the course of an entire life without boosting your liver risk.

Heck, if you've ever taken a close-up look at the organ, you'd see it was practically custom-made to process and metabolize alcohol -- which is precisely why a moderate habit won't do a bit of damage to a healthy liver.

And while those daily drinks won't harm your liver, they can do so much more for the rest of your body: Moderate drinkers have a lower risk of heart disease, dementia, stroke and diabetes. They're smarter, richer and live longer too.

Miss out three days a week, and you might miss out on that -- so drink up.