Understanding Canada’s Low Risk Drinking Guidelines
Canada’s Low-Risk Alcohol Drinking Guidelines were created to help Canadian adults, who choose to drink alcohol, make informed choices about alcohol consumption to minimize associated short and long-term health risks. The guidelines aren’t about abstinence — they’re about rethinking your drinking to reduce alcohol-related harm. It is important to remember these guidelines are low-risk, not no-risk; they set limits, not targets. Understanding what a standard drink is, what the guidelines are, and knowing when you should not drink at all will help you make more informed decisions around you alcohol drinking.