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Canadas low risk alcohol drinking guidelines

Canada's Low-risk alcohol drinking guidelines were developed to help Canadians of legal drinking age make informed choices about alcohol consumption and to encourage a culture of moderation.

These guidelines recommend that consumption of alcohol be limited to:

  • Two standard drinks a day, 10 per week for women 
  • Three standard drinks a day, 15 per week for men.
  • Non-drinking days, planned every week to avoid developing a habit.
  • Zero drinks through pregnancy, for safety, etc.

Individuals older than age 65 are affected to a greater degree by alcohol thereby increasing their risk for injury and other health harms. To learn more, visit: 

Staying Independent

To learn more about Canada’s Low-risk drinking guidelines, visit:

CCSA: Canada's Low-risk Alcohol Drinking Guidelines

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