The Saskatchewan Prevention Institute is an official supporter of Canada’s Low Risk Alcohol Drinking Guidelines (LRDG). Based on research, the goal of the guidelines is to reduce health and safety risks for people who choose to drink alcohol.
The LRDGs define standard drink sizes as: 5 oz. wine, 1.5 oz. hard liquor, and 12 oz. bottle of beer, cider or cooler. For safer drinking, the recommendations for maximum amounts of alcohol per week are: