Low-risk alcohol drinking guidelines

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Standard drink

A standard drink is a measure of how much pure alcohol you are drinking. It varies based on the concentration of alcohol in a beverage.

In Canada, a standard drink is 17.05 millilitres or 13.45 grams of pure alcohol. This is the equivalent of:

Canada's low-risk alcohol drinking guidelines

Canada's Low-Risk Alcohol Drinking Guidelines can help you make informed decisions about drinking. The guidelines recommend setting limits to help you reduce the acute (short-term) and chronic (long-term) health risks of alcohol use.

It is important to keep in mind that:

The guidelines for consumption limits



Pregnant women:

Youth, with parental consent:

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