What is Moderate Drinking?

Moderate drinking guidelines and tips have been published by the Canadian government. Those guidelines, like most others around the world, recommend higher levels of alcohol consumption than do those promoted by the U.S. government.

Canada recommends that men on average consume no more than three drinks per day, five days per week, for a total of 15 drinks per week. For women it recommends, on average, no more than two drinks per day, five days per week, for a total of 10 drinks per week.

It also recommends that, on any particular occasion, men consume no more than four drinks and that women consume no more than three.

The government also provides tips for moderate drinking, such as:

The Canadian government asserts that alcohol has a place in society and that people who drink moderately benefit. Its guidelines and tips are based on science rather than ideology.

Note: This website is informational only. It makes no recommendations of any kind and none should be inferred.


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