Wainwright & Area

Information. Mentorship. Prevention. Action. Community. Team.

Raising Awareness

Learn The Risks Of Alcohol

This initiative involves Impact distributing coasters to the community to help individuals have a greater understanding of the effects of alcohol. The coasters present facts about alcohol and its effects and also has a QR code so individuals can visit the Alberta Health Services page for more information. Want to learn more? Keep reading!

Did You Know?

Risks associated with drinking alcohol can be multiplied when drinking is combined with gambling, other drugs or cannabis.

Alcohol has been interwoven in some of our communities for many years. If you could increase community safety, vibrancy, health and well-being in how alcohol is consumed in your community, what would you suggest doing?
Plan alcohol-free days. Reduce risk and enhance your health. How could you spend this time without alcohol?
People drink alcohol for many reasons. One is to self-medicate mental health concerns in an attempt to feel better. Alcohol may provide a temporary escape from stress but does not treat its underlying cause.
A hangover is one of the most immediate and common unwanted consequences of alcohol consumption. Hangover describes the group of symptoms that may follow excessive drinking.
Regular sleep is important for our health and well-being. It allows us to repair physical and psychological damage and function well in our waking lives. Drinking alcohol can disrupt the sleep cycle. It can change both the length and quality of our sleep.

A Standard Drink

Beer/Cider/Cooler: 341ml (12 oz.) glass with 5% alcohol content
Wine: 142 ml (5 oz.) glass with 12% alcohol content

Distilled Alcohol: 43 ml (1.5 oz.) serving with 40% alcohol content (rye, gin, rum, etc.)

See Some For Yourself

Are you drinking within Canada’s Low Risk Drinking Guidelines?

We're in this together.