According to the Canada’s Low Risk Alcohol Guidelines you can 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
One drink is equal to:
-one 341 mL (12 oz) bottle of 5% beer
-one 142 mL (5 oz) glass of 12% wine
-one 43 mL (1-1/2 oz) shot of 40% spirits
Some individuals should not drink at all due to their medical condition and/or due to negative interactions that alcohol may have with their medications. Talk with your doctor to see if it is safe for you to drink alcohol.