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Step up to a Healthier You with the Haldimand-Norfolk Health Unit

Alcohol

Low-Risk Drinking Guidelines

The following table explains the number of standard drinks one can have in a day and in a week for men and women, to remain in the low-risk guidelines for alcohol related problems.

0 All: zero drinks = lowest risk of an alcohol related problem
2 Healthy adult drinkers: No more than 2 standard drinks on any one day
9 Women: up to 9 standard drinks a week
14 Men: up to 14 standard drinks a week

glass of wineWine
5 oz/142 mL of wine (12% alcohol)

glass of spiritsSpirits
1.5 oz/43 mL of spirits (40% alcohol)

bottle of beerBeer
12 oz/341 mL of regular strength beer (5% alcohol)