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Point Edward, ON - According to the Canadian Community Health Survey (2013/14) about 1 in 3 males and 1 in 5 females over the age of 12 years in Lambton County are considered heavy drinkers.
Heavy drinking is defined as 4 or more drinks for females and 5 or more drinks for males in one occasion.
“Drinking too much, too often is a concerning issue,” says Terry Easterby, Health Promoter at Lambton Public Health. “People are often unaware of the consequences of over-drinking in the short and long term.”
Whether it is a night of celebration or drinking games, it’s easy to lose track of how many drinks you’ve had. Continuous drinking can increase the risk of short and long-term alcohol-related harm.
The most common short-term risk of heavy drinking is a ‘hangover’ – headache, fatigue and nausea; however, more serious risks include:
Canada’s Low-Risk Alcohol Drinking Guidelines, which help adults who choose to drink to make informed choices about their alcohol consumption, recommend:
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