Promoting Moderation

University of Saskatchewan students hope to raise awareness about the dangers of alcohol –

News Release- September 19, 2016

 

Blindsided by the alcohol industry? Know the facts….take a second sober thought

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Remaining sources to follow shortly!

 

You can still have fun!

Keep your event running smooth, safe and most importantly fun by:

  • Ensuring whoever is liable on the liquor license, whoever is in charge of the event, and whoever will be serving alcohol has taken the Serve It Right Saskatchewan program. It is offered through the U of S Student Crewfor only $5.00!
  • Having food and water easily accessible, and if possible, free.
  • Putting a cap on the number of drink tickets that a single person can purchase.
  • Ending alcohol service earlier in the evening – but this doesn’t mean you have to shut down the rest of your event!
  • Offering “mocktails” (non alcoholic cocktails) and other non-alcoholic beverage alternatives.
  • Having something other than alcohol be the main focus of your event!

If you would like some ideas specific to moderation and the event you are planning, come visit us in our office (74 Lower Sask. Hall) during office hours (Tuesdays from 830am-1230pm and Wednesdays 10am-2pm, or by appointment), call us at (306) 966-7535, or email us at whats.ur.cap@usask.ca.

For a information on how to protect your rights as a host and ways to host a successful and safe party, check out the Saskatchewan Liquor & Gaming Authority’s Guide to Responsible Hosting.

 

Canada’s Low Risk Drinking Guidelines

Drinking is a personal choice. The Low Risk Drinking Guidelines (LRDGs) can help you decide when, where, why and how. Click here for additional LRDG promotional information!

Canada’s Low Risk Drinking Guidelines servings are based on these standard alcoholic drink sizes.


Guideline 1 – Your Usual Limits
Reduce your long-term health risks by drinking no more than:
-10 drinks a week for women, with no more than 2 drinks a day most days
-15 drinks a week for men, with no more than 3 drinks a day most days
Plan non-drinking days every week to avoid developing a habit.

Guideline 2 – Very Special Occasions
Reduce your risk of injury and harm by drinking no more than:
-3 drinks per special occasion for women 
-4 drinks per special occasion for men
Plan to drink in a safe environment. Stay within the weekly limits outlined in Guideline 1.

Guideline 3 – When to Not Drink
Do not drink when you are:
-Driving a vehicle or using machinery and tools
-Taking medicine or other drugs
-Doing any kind of dangerous physical activity
-Living with mental or physical health problems
-Living with alcohol dependence
-Pregnant or planning to be pregnant
-Responsible for the safety of others
-Making important decisions

Guideline 4 – Pregnancy
If you are pregnant, planning to become pregnant, or before breastfeeding, the safest choice is to drink no alcohol at all.

Guideline 5 – Youth and Alcohol
Alcohol can harm the way your brain and body develop. Individuals under the age of 24 should delay drinking alcohol as long as possible.
If you are drinking, plan ahead, follow local alcohol laws and stay within the limits outlined in
Guideline 1.