Algoma Public Health


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While drinking alcohol is a personal choice we encourage you to consider reducing your health risk by reducing the amount you drink. Check out the Canada's Low Risk Alcohol Drinking Guidelines for facts about alcohol and information on safer drinking tips. 





Do you enjoy a drink now and then? Many of us do, often when socializing with friends and family. Drinking alcohol can be beneficial or harmful, depending on your age, gender, your health status, the occasion, and how much you drink.


Alcohol use is a leading risk factor for premature death and disabilities and a significant cause of injury and death from incidents, impaired driving, violence, and suicide. Alcohol is a casual factor in more than 60 disease and associated with over 200 other medical conditions such as cardiovascular and liver diseases, and mental illness.


Second Hand Effects of Drinking are negative experiences directly resulting from someone else's drinking. Secondhand drinking is real, it hurts, and it changes lives in many ways such as verbal insults, physical alterations, emotional abuse, neglect, bullying, vandalism and sexual advances.


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Date of Creation: June 1, 2015

Last Modified: June 1, 2015