Rethink Your Drinking Campaign
Rethink Your Drinking is an awareness campaign to help change the way we think about alcohol use. The campaign is not asking you to stop drinking, instead you are encouraged to look at your relationship with alcohol, like why, when, and how much you drink.
Please note: The Rethink Your Drinking website has a link to the Check Your Drinking survey. We do not endorse the use of the Check Your Drinking survey because it provides feedback on calorie intake and weight gain when drinking alcohol. At the Leeds, Grenville, and Lanark District Health Unit we support healthy living by focusing on healthy eating, physical activity and mental well-being rather than a focus on weight and calories. We are working to change society's current focus on weight by promoting the positive areas of health and overall well-being instead of the negative health risks and how we look. Learn more about Healthy Bodies, Healthy Minds.
Canada’s Low-Risk Alcohol Drinking Guidelines
Canada’s Low-Risk Alcohol Drinking Guidelines can help you to Rethink Your Drinking. The guidelines provide adults (25 to 65) who choose to drink, with information on:
- Standard drink sizes.
- Limits to reduce long term health risks.
- Safe drinking tips to decrease the risk of injury and harm.
- Situations when no amount of drinking is safe.
As you and your communities consider joining the Rethink Your Drinking campaign, remember that low risk drinking supports a healthy lifestyle and reduces the short and long term risks of alcohol use.
For support on quitting or cutting back your drinking download the Saying When App.
Follow the Rethink Your Drinking Campaign Trail!
When it comes to alcohol… size matters. This holiday season follow the Rethink Your Drinking campaign trail. Learn about what a standard drink is and if you choose to drink, learn more about drinking in moderation to reduce your risk of short and long term health issues.