Canada’s Low-Risk Alcohol Drinking Guidelines are intended to help Canadians moderate their alcohol consumption and reduce their immediate and long-term alcohol-related harm. The guidelines inform drinkers that drinking above the suggested limits will put them at risk for injuries or chronic diseases. They also provide advice on when not to drink (e.g. when pregnant or planning to be pregnant, when driving a vehicle), and they provide tips for reducing risk (e.g. drink slowly, eat before and while drinking). The guidelines suggest children and youth should delay drinking until the late teens.
Source: Beirness, D. et al. (2011). Alcohol and health in Canada. Canadian Centre on Sustance Abuse.
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