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Let’s Talk Alcohol

September 22, 2023 @ 11:00 am. - 12:30 pm.

Alcohol is carcinogenic, teratogenic and causally associated with numerous other health related harms. Our updated evidence review, using both relative and absolute risk analysis, presents a more transparent picture of the continuum of risk associated with increasing levels of alcohol consumption. To add greater clarity to alcohol’s health impact, we used lifetime abstainers as our comparison population; identified the absolute risk level of consumption for a 1:1,000 level of risk of premature death – a risk level generally accepted for voluntary activity – as well as the 1:100 level of risk historically used to define “low risk” alcohol consumption.

The results are surprising, and necessitate a new approach to communicating the continuum of risk to consumers. This includes not only the population health data, but also helping people to individualize their personal risk in the context of their alcohol use. It is intended to inform, provoke reflection, and assist in reducing harm. Less is better, while the consumer has the right to be more fully informed.

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Date:
September 22, 2023
Time:
11:00 am. - 12:30 pm.
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Organizer

Soumya Mishra
Phone:
306-651-4314
Email:
smishra@skprevention.ca

Presenter

Dr. Peter Butt
About:

Dr. Peter Butt is a Certificant and Fellow with the College of Family Physicians of Canada, with Special Competency in Addiction Medicine. He is a Clinical Associate Professor in the Department of Family Medicine at the University of Saskatchewan and served as a consultant in Addiction Medicine in the Saskatchewan Health Authority for 24 years. In addition to teaching and other research, he chaired the original development of Canada’s Low Risk Drinking Guidelines (2011), co-chaired the Canadian Guidelines on Alcohol Use Disorder Among Older Adults (2019) and co-chaired the 2023 Canadian Guidance on Alcohol and Health with the Canadian Centre on Substance Use and Addiction.

Details

Date:
September 22, 2023
Time:
11:00 am. - 12:30 pm.
Tag:
, , , ,

Organizer

Soumya Mishra
Phone:
306-651-4314
Email:
smishra@skprevention.ca
Saskatchewan Prevention Institute