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Alcohol Use and Pregnancy

September 8, 2017 by HealthyFamilies BC | Posted in: Alcohol | Tags:

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Alcohol use and pregnancy

With so many ways to get information now, women often receive confusing and conflicting information. Messages about alcohol use during pregnancy can sometimes make women feel judged. Knowing where to find reliable, evidence-based information can help women and their partners make healthy decisions and get support.

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Focus on the Celebration (Not the Green Beer)

March 7, 2017 by HealthyFamilies BC | Posted in: Alcohol | Tags:

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Focus on the Celebration (Not the Green Beer)

The low-risk drinking guidelines suggest how to enjoy alcohol in a safer way – in moderation – to lower your health risks of drinking alcohol. They are based on scientific evidence and recommend:

Women have no more than two standard drinks a day most days and no more than 10 in a weekMen have no more than three standard drinks a day most days and no more than 15 in a week + MORE

6 Steps to Stay Safe at Festivals and Events

August 12, 2016 by HealthyFamilies BC | Posted in: General Information, Alcohol | Tags:

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Steps to stay safe at outdoor festivals and events

What’s your favourite BC outdoor event? There are so many opportunities to enjoy community festivals, music concerts, celebrations and sporting events across the province. Whether attending with your family or with friends, there are things you can do to stay comfortable and safe.

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Tips to Keep Your Teen’s Graduation Alcohol-Free

May 11, 2016 by HealthyFamilies BC | Posted in: General Information, Pregnancy & Parenting, Alcohol | Tags:

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Tips to keep grade12 graduation alcohol-free

Grad night. The night 12th grade students look forward to all year. Planning for after-grad has most likely been happening for months, maybe even since the beginning of the school year. The party itself usually happens right after formal convocation and can last until five or six a.m. the following morning.

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Alcohol: 5 Small Changes for Big Health Benefits

November 18, 2015 by HealthyFamilies BC | Posted in: Alcohol | Tags:

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Alcohol: 5 Small Changes for Big Health Benefits

Is drinking alcohol a part of your social life? Would you say you often drink more than Canada’s Low-Risk Drinking Guidelines? Little changes – so little you won’t even notice them – can go a long way in having a positive impact on your health. Whether you have a drink or two during special occasions or you drink a little more frequently, these tips can help you make small changes without completely overhauling your lifestyle.

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