There is a link between alcohol and chronic health problems.
Know the facts.
Reduce your risks.
Alcohol consumption increases the risk of developing a number of chronic conditions. Misuse of alcohol is associated with more than 60 chronic conditions and types of trauma, with growing evidence of its causal link with cancer.
Alcohol consumption in Ontario has gradually increased since 1995. At the same time, the percentage of people reporting having five or more drinks on one occasion (binge drinking) has also increased. Alcohol-related problems are not restricted to people who are alcohol dependent — and they can affect anyone regardless of age, gender, culture or other personal characteristics.
Alcohol is a modifiable risk factor for chronic diseases. The brochure suggests ways to reduce the potentially harmful effects of alcohol on health. It also provides sources where people can get more information on this topic.
- ISBN 978-1-77052-338-8 • package of 25 • pamphlet
- *$6.25 • published 2010 • product code P407
*The first 100 copies of this brochure are available for free in Ontario.