Women and Alcohol Resources from British Columbia

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Earlier this year, the British Columbia government released a revised version of Women and Alcohol: A Women’s Health Resource.

This 12-page resource “was written by women for women, to provide useful information about alcohol and to help women make healthy and well-informed choices about alcohol use.”

It has six sections:

  1. Low Risk Drinking
  2. Health Risks of Drinking
  3. Individual Responses to Alcohol
  4. Considerations for Women
  5. Supporting Someone Close to You
  6. Resources


considerations for women

The update includes information on Canada’s Low Risk Drinking Guidelines (released in 2011) and recent research on the relationship between alcohol and cancer as well as other chronic diseases. Pregnancy and breastfeeding are discussed in the section on “Considerations for Women.”

The resource complements the Problem Drinking Guidelines and Protocols released by the BC Ministry of Health in 2013 for physicians. Physicians are encouraged to conduct brief interventions related to alcohol use and are able to bill for their…

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2014 Alberta Official Statistics Just Released

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The 2014 Alberta Official Statistics were officially announced with a News Release yesterday (August 21) and are available online at www.officialstats.alberta.ca.


Alberta Official Statistics are the Government of Alberta’s reference data and provide Albertans access to relevant, objective information about Alberta’s economic, demographic, social and environmental situation. They are presented in an easy-to-interpret format through visual presentations supplemented by descriptive information to enhance their meaning, understanding and use. Many are also available as open data.


Some Highlights produced by our department (see attached snippet doc for relevant ones to use):

  • Alberta’s population grew by 3.5 per cent in 2013—triple the national average—surpassing the four million mark for the first time.
  • A newborn baby girl in Alberta is expected to live for nearly 84 years on average, whereas newborn boys are expected to live for almost 80 years.
  • The average monthly rent for a two-bedroom apartment ranges from $739 in Medicine Hat to $2,061 in Fort McMurray.
  • Alberta workers enjoyed the highest average weekly earnings ($1,108.01) in 2013 – 22 per cent above the national average.
  • In 2013, almost half of Albertans who volunteered chose to contribute to sports and recreation activities by coaching a team, or by officiating or organizing sporting and recreational events.

For more information go to:  www.officialstats.alberta.ca

September Frontline Newsletter

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Hot off the press!  Here is the September – Back to School Edition of the Frontline Newsletter.  Enjoy!

September 2014

September Supports and EFAN Meeting Agenda

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Where did the summer go?!

September’s EFAN meeting will be held on September 2 at DECSA.  Please see the agenda for details.

September Agenda


August Frontline Meeting Minutes

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Here are the minutes from the August 19 Frontline Meeting.  The next meeting will be held on September 16 at Bent Arrow.

August minutes FASD Frontline Staff Meeting

“Swap the Pub for Your Bub” – Pregnant Pause Campaign Launches in Canberra

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Pregnant Pause is an initiative of the Foundation for Alcohol Research and Education (FARE) in Australia.

The Pregnant Pause campaign launched in Canberra earlier this week with this new video.

Learn more about the campaign by visiting the Pregnant Pause website.

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