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Local health unit reminding public to know limits when drinking alcohol

The Leeds, Grenville and Lanark District Health Unit are reminding the public to know their limits when drinking alcohol.

According to the Canadian Centre on Substance Use and Addiction, women should drink no more than 10 drinks a week and no more than two drinks a day most days. Men should not drink more than 15 drinks a week, with no more than three drinks a day. The centre also suggests planning non-drinking days every week to avoid getting into habit.

On special occasions the centre recommends women don’t drink any more than three drinks and men don’t drink more than four, to reduce the risk of injury.

More safe drinking tips include:  setting limits for yourself, drink slowly, no more than two drinks in any three hours, have a non-alcoholic drink for every alcohol drink you have, eat before and while you are drinking, consider your age, body weight and health problems that might suggest lower limits and drinking may provide health benefits for certain people but do not start to drink or increase your drinking for health benefits.

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Do not drink alcohol if you are driving a vehicle, using machinery, taking medicine or other drugs that interact with alcohol, doing dangerous physical activity, living with mental or physical health problems, living with alcohol dependence, pregnant, planning to be pregnant, about to breastfeed, responsible for the safety of others or making important decisions.

A drink is considered to be one 341mL beer (5% alcohol content), 341mL cider/cooler (5% alcohol content), 142mL wine (12% alcohol content) or 43 mL distilled alcohol (40% alcohol content) for these guidelines.

For more information visit the centre’s website here.

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