Canada’s Guidance on Alcohol and Health
In January 2023, The Canadian Centre on Substance Use and Addiction (CCSA) released New Guidance on Alcohol and Health 1 that replaced the 2011 Low-Risk Alcohol Drinking Guidelines. This new guidance was created to help individuals in Canada make informed choices about their own health and alcohol consumption.
The guidance provides evidence-based information to Canadians of legal drinking age, including:
- Definitions of what a standard drink is,
- Alcohol-related health risks, including cancer,
- A continuum of risk associated with average weekly alcohol consumption (low, moderate, and high-risk), and
- Tips to reduce alcohol consumption.
Cutting down on how much you drink will reduce your risk of alcohol-related problems.
Date of creation: January 1, 2013
Last modified on: February 3, 2023