Guidance on Alcohol and Health
Drinking is a personal choice. If you choose to drink, these guidelines can help you decide when, where, why and how.
If you are pregnant or planning to become pregnant, or about to breastfeed, the safest choice is to drink no alcohol at all.
Do not drink when you are:
Alcohol can harm the way the body and brain develop. Teens should speak with their parents about drinking. If they choose to drink, they should do so under parental guidance; never more than 1–2 drinks at a time, and never more than 1–2 times per week. They should plan ahead, follow local alcohol laws and consider the Safer drinking tips listed in this brochure.
Youth in their late teens to age 24 years should never exceed the daily and weekly limits outlined in Your limits.
The Saskatchewan Prevention Institute is an official supporter of Guidance on Alcohol and Health. Based on research, the goal of the guidelines is to reduce health and safety risks for people who choose to drink alcohol.
For more information on Canada’s Guidance on Alcohol and Health, please go to www.ccsa.ca.