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Canada’s Low-Risk Alcohol Drinking Guidelines

Canada's Low-Risk Alcohol Drinking Guidelines provide adults, ages 25 to 65 who choose to drink alcohol, with information about:

  • How to reduce your long-term health risks
  • How to reduce your risk of injury and harm
  • When it is important not to drink

  • What is a “standard drink”?
  • Guidelines to follow to reduce your risks with alcohol
  • When it is important not to drink

Cutting down on how much you drink will reduce your risk of alcohol-related problems.

Additional Information

To learn more about Canada’s Low-Risk Alcohol Drinking Guidelines, please visit the Canadian Centre on Substance Misuse (CCSA).

Date of creation: January 1, 2013
Last modified on: February 11, 2015


1Canadian Centre on Substance Misuse. (2011). Canada’s Low-Risk Alcohol Drinking Guidelines. Retrieved from