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November 17, 2014

You’re planning a party for a high number of guests but you’re unsure about the quantity of alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks you should provide. Use our planning tool. Like any good host, you want to do your best to meet your guests’ expectations. At the same time, it’s impossible to know exactly what and how much each guest will want to drink. To help you organize your event, ...

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A Guide for PSYCHOEDUCATORS

June 05, 2014

These recommended drinking limits aim to reduce long-term health risks. Advise clients: To have some non-drinking days every week to minimize tolerance and habit formation. Not to increase drinking to the upper limit, since health benefits are greatest at less than 1 drink per day. That adults with reduced tolerance (whether due to low body weight, being under 25, or over 65, or ...

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Drinking, driving, making the right choice

Whenever you get together to celebrate with friends or family, remember that drinking too much--or irresponsibly--inevitably leads to inebriation and discomfort. Above all, remember that drinking ...

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ALCOHOL AND CANCER: ABSTINENCE OR MODERATION?

May 14, 2014

Organizations that deal with cancer often issue guidelines that are different from those developed for the general population. For example, they advise women to have no more than one drink a day, rather than two, and they recommend that men have no more than two drinks a day, as opposed to three. They also say that abstinence is the best choice. The data showing that just one drink a day ...

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Campagne 2340 : C’est reparti !

February 28, 2013

Janvier 2013 marque la relance de la campagne d’Éduc’alcool sur la promotion des niveaux de consommation d’alcool à faible risque. Notre organisme, qui a tiré des leçons de la campagne de l’an dernier, a suivi à la lettre les orientations déterminées par son conseil d’administration pour la poursuite de ce plan quinquennal. Rappelons qu’Éduc’alcool avait décidé de ...

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