Even low-risk drinking can be harmful

Date

2020

Authors

Sherk, Adam
Thomas, Gerald
Churchill, Samuel
Stockwell, Tim

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Publisher

Research Partnerships and Knowledge Mobilization

Abstract

Many countries propose low-risk drinking guidelines (LRDGs) to mitigate alcohol-related harms, but drinkers following these guidelines can still experience the harms caused by alcohol. Canadian LRDGs are high by international standards, suggesting that men not exceed 15 drinks and women not exceed 10 drinks per week. The researchers conducted a series of analyses to estimate the proportion of alcohol-caused health harms that are experienced by those drinking within and above Canadian weekly guidelines.

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Keywords

alcohol consumption, alcohol-related harm, harm reduction, harm minimization, low-risk drinking guidelines (LRDGs), standard drink, drinking guidelines

Citation

Sherk, A., Thomas, G., Churchill, S., & Stockwell, T. (2020). Even low-risk drinking can be harmful. Victoria, BC: University of Victoria.