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Your limits - Reduce your long-term health risks by drinking no more than: 10 drinks a week for women, with no more than 2 drinks a day most days 15 drinks a week for men, with no more than 3 drinks a day most days Plan non-drinking days every week to avoid developing a habit.
Safer Drinking Tips
For these guidelines, "a drink" means:
Low-risk drinking helps to promote a culture of moderation.
Low-risk drinking supports healthy lifestyles.
When zero’s the limit
Delay your drinking - 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.
If you are pregnant or planning to become pregnant, or about to breastfeed, the safest choice is to drink no alcohol at all.
Special occasions - Reduce your risk of injury and harm by drinking no more than 3 drinks (for women) or 4 drinks (for men) on any single occasion.
Plan to drink in a safe environment. Stay within the weekly limits outlined in Your Limits