As you embark on your college journey, you'll encounter numerous exciting experiences and opportunities to create new social connections. Alcohol often plays a role in these social scenes, offering a way to unwind and enjoy yourself. However, it's crucial to stay aware of your rights and the limitations that come with its use, and also to be aware any amount of alcohol may harm your health. You can read about recommended daily and weekly alcohol limits on Health Canada's low-risk alcohol drinking guidelines page.
The most common reasons for drinking
are to be social (66%) and to celebrate (59%).
More than 53% of drinkers
report feeling pressured to drink more alcohol than they wanted to.
One drink is:
a 12 oz beer or cider (5% alcohol)
a 5 oz glass of wine (12% alcohol)
a 1.5 oz shot of spirits (40% alcohol)
If you are concerned about your dependence, over or excessive use of alcohol, please reach out to these services.
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