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Take Canada’s Low-Risk Alcohol Drinking Guidelines Quiz

Life can be busy and full of parties, celebrations and, sometimes, alcohol. We’re providing this low-risk alcohol drinking quiz to help Canadians test their knowledge about alcohol consumption. The right information about alcohol can help you keep your social life low in risk and high in fun. Enjoy!

Question 1

Size matters! Which of these do you think is considered a standard drink?

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The volume of a standard drink varies depending on the type of alcohol, but all standard drinks contain 17 ml of alcohol. Read the label or menu before you drink so you know exactly how strong your drink really is.

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The volume of a standard drink varies depending on the type of alcohol, but all standard drinks contain 17 ml of alcohol. Read the label or menu before you drink so you know exactly how strong your drink really is.

Question 2

Eating food and drinking water can reduce the impact of drinking alcohol. What’s the best way to mix in food and non-alcoholic drinks while drinking alcohol?

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Eat up! Non-alcoholic drinks and food help slow your overall consumption and food interferes with the absorption of alcohol. But remember, although food and non-alcoholic drinks can help keep your blood alcohol concentration lower, they will not help you avoid intoxication.

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Eat up! Non-alcoholic drinks and food help slow your overall consumption and food interferes with the absorption of alcohol. But remember, although food and non-alcoholic drinks can help keep your blood alcohol concentration lower, they will not help you avoid intoxication.

Question 3

What else can you do to reduce your risk of short-term harm while drinking alcohol?

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Setting limits and drinking slowly can help you avoid short-term risks such as alcohol poisoning by avoiding intoxication. Drinking alcohol while doing any kind of potentially dangerous physical activity is not recommended.

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Setting limits and drinking slowly can help you avoid short-term risks such as alcohol poisoning by avoiding intoxication. Drinking alcohol while doing any kind of potentially dangerous physical activity is not recommended.

Question 4

What’s the upper limit of standard drinks per day you can have and still keep your short-term health risks low?

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Drinking too much on any single occasion can cause harms like injuries and alcohol poisoning. Limit your drinking per day to no more than 3 standard drinks for males and 2 standard drinks for females, with planned days off. Going out on the town? Allow for one extra drink on special occasions.

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Drinking too much on any single occasion can cause harms like injuries and alcohol poisoning. Limit your drinking per day to no more than 3 standard drinks for males and 2 standard drinks for females, with planned days off. Going out on the town? Allow for one extra drink on special occasions.

Question 5

Those daily drinks add up. What’s the upper limit of standard drinks per week you can have and keep your health risks low?

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Try to have no more than 10 standard drinks a week for females and no more than 15 for males. Staying within the recommended weekly drinking limits can help to reduce the risks to your health.

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Try to have no more than 10 standard drinks a week for females and no more than 15 for males. Staying within the recommended weekly drinking limits can help to reduce the risks to your health.

Question 6

When is zero alcohol the limit? A person should not drink any alcohol if they are:

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There are many situations where drinking anything at all is dangerous, so plan accordingly. Other situations where zero is the limit include if you are pregnant or planning to be pregnant, operating machinery and tools, or making important decisions.

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There are many situations where drinking anything at all is dangerous, so plan accordingly. Other situations where zero is the limit include if you are pregnant or planning to be pregnant, operating machinery and tools, or making important decisions.

Question 7

People often find themselves with a packed calendar, full of parties, friends and, frequently, alcohol. Why do you think it is important to plan non-drinking days every week?

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Get out your day planner! Scheduling non-drinking days and managing your weekly consumption of alcohol can help you avoid developing a habit and avoid the long-term health risks associated with regular drinking.

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Get out your day planner! Scheduling non-drinking days and managing your weekly consumption of alcohol can help you avoid developing a habit and avoid the long-term health risks associated with regular drinking.

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