Help Promote the Low Risk Drinking Guidelines This Canada Day
The Chief Public Health Office and the Liquor Control Commission are encouraging Canadians to follow the Canadian Centre of Substance Abuse’s Low-Risk Alcohol Drinking Guidelines.
The guidelines were developed to help Canadians moderate their alcohol consumption and reduce immediate and long-term alcohol-related harm. The guidelines recommend that adults of legal drinking age do not consume more than two drinks a day or 10 per week for women, and three drinks a day or 15 per week for men.
“Consuming alcohol is a personal choice, and if you are choosing to drink these guidelines help to promote a culture of moderation,”said Chief Public Health Officer Dr. Heather Morrison.
At least half of all alcohol consumed in Canada is consumed in excess of Canada’s Low-Risk Alcohol Drinking Guidelines. If Canadian drinkers were drinking alcohol within the guidelines, it is estimated that alcohol-related deaths would be reduced by approximately 4,600 each year.
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