Drinking alcohol increases your risk of a severe injury.  It decreases your ability to protect yourself in the event of an incident.

 

 

Are you at risk?

Should you stop or reduce your alcohol consumption?

Find out with this brochure

 

Low-risk drinking recommendations

At least 2 days/week you don’t drink

Women:

  • Do not drink more than 2 standard drinks / day
  • Do not drink more than 10 standard drinks / week

Men:

  • Do not drink more than 3 standard drinks / day
  • Do not drink more than 15 standard drinks / week

SOMETIMES, EVEN 1 OR 2 DRINKS CAN BE TOO MANY DRINKS:

  • When you’re driving or operating machinery
  • When you take certain medications or drugs
  • If you have certain medical conditions
  • If you do not have control when you drink
  • If you are pregnant or breastfeeding

What is a standard drink?

  • One glass of beer – 340 ml / 12 oz (5% alcohol)
  • One glass of wine – 140 ml / 5 oz (12% alcohol)
  • One glass of fortified wine – 85 ml / 3 oz (20% alcohol)
  • One glass of spirit – 45 ml / 1,5 oz (40% alcohol)
  • Two glasses of cider – 140 ml / 5 oz (6% alcohol)

Resources

Griffith Edwards House – 514 934-8311
Pavillon Foster – 514 486-1304
Éduc’alcool – 514 875-7454
Al-Anon & Alateen – 514 866-9803
Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) – 514 376-9230
Centre Dollard-Cormier – 514 385-1232
Maison Jean Lapointe – 514 288-2611
MAAD – 514 655-MADD (6233)

For more information, reach out to:

Montreal General Hospital – University Health Centre
McGill: Trauma and Injury Prevention Program

Tara Grenier, M.Sc., CAT(C)
Trauma Injury Prevention Coordinator
tara.grenier@muhc.mcgill.ca
514 934-1934 (ext. 42324)
www.cusm.ca/trauma

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