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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