Alcohol

For both men and women, alcohol can affect your overall health. Following the low risk drinking guidelines can reduce the risk of many long-term health problems.

In Canada, 40% of pregnancies are unplanned. Alcohol use during pregnancy can result in serious lifelong harm for a developing baby, even before a woman may know that she is pregnant.

No alcohol is the safest choice when a woman is trying to become pregnant, if she thinks she might be pregnant or if she knows that she is pregnant.

What's your limit?

Reduce your long term health risks by drinking no more than:

10 drinks a week with no more than 2 drinks a day most days.

Plan non-drinking days every week to avoid developing a habit.

Reduce your long term health risks by drinking no more than:

15 drinks a week with no more than 3 drinks a day most days.

Plan non-drinking days every week to avoid developing a habit.