Healthy communities support the reduction of alcohol consumption by restricting the hours or days of sale, restricting the number of sales outlets in a given area, and limiting the exposure of children and youth to retail outlets.
Alcohol consumption increases the risk of several cancers including colorectal, breast, oral, throat and esophageal cancers as well as other chronic diseases. In a recent study, approximately 620 cancer cases diagnosed in Alberta in 2012 were attributable to alcohol consumption1.
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Canada’s Low Risk Alcohol Drinking Guidelines
Tips on safer drinking, drink sizes, know your limits, delay drinking and special occasions
Addiction And Substance Abuse In Alberta
Prevention and treatment resources
Alcoholics Anonymous – Alberta/NWT
Find a meeting, event, and wide variety of other supports and resources to help recover from alcoholism
Prevention of alcohol risk related trauma in youth
The Municipal Alcohol Policy Guide
A practical resource for managing drinking in recreational settings
Centre for Addiction and Mental Health
Canada's Low Risk Alcohol Drinking Guidelines
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