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Chronic Illness and Alcohol Infographic, CCSA

The Canadian Centre on Substance Abuse (CCSA) is pleased to announce a new resource for communicating Canada’s Low-Risk Alcohol Drinking Guidelines. The Chronic Illness and Alcohol infographic ( explains visually how the risk of developing certain chronic illnesses is related to alcohol consumption. It also cautions that people living with chronic illness can experience adverse effects if they consume alcohol while taking medication. The infographic is a companion piece to three topic summaries, Cancer and Alcohol (, Youth and Alcohol (, and Women and Alcohol ( that CCSA released in the winter of 2014.

The Low-Risk Alcohol Drinking Guidelines Knowledge Exchange Working Group produced the Chronic Illness and Alcohol infographic on behalf of the National Alcohol Strategy Advisory Committee (NASAC). It was developed in response to requests from partners and stakeholders who want to help adults make informed decisions about alcohol consumption.  

The infographic is available on the CCSA website on the Drinking Guidelines ( page. If you are interested in reproducing, modifying, translating or distributing this resource, we ask that you first complete our copyright permission request form:
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