Drinking and St. Patrick's Day: Need a source?

MONTREAL, March 16, 2017 /CNW Telbec/ - Québec will be going green and all Quebecers will be Irish at the annual St. Patrick's Day parade on Sunday, March 19. St. Patrick's Day has always been a time for fun and, more often than not, drinking is part of the celebration. Some, however, raise a glass too many (or more), ruining the party.

For the last four years, Éduc'alcool has been trying to make moderation a hallmark of the celebration, and the organization's Director General, Hubert Sacy, is available to talk on a number of related topics, including the following: 

  • Ten tips to get home from the parade in one piece, including a stop at the pub: Eat a bowl of Irish stew before the parade, drink plenty of water between glasses of beer, make sure you are able to drive should you take your car,  and plan activities the following morning, for example.
  • The benefits of moderate alcohol consumption.
  • Drinking limits for special occasions: Why you may occasionally - and how many times a year – have more than the usual limit of 2 drinks a day for women and 3 for men.
  • Standard drinks: A standard glass of beer (340 ml) and a shot of good whisky (45 ml) are the same, in terms of alcohol content, on St. Patrick's Day or any other day.
  • Drinking and driving: Most instances of impaired driving are the sad conclusion of prolonged bouts of drinking. Why?
  • Mornings after: How to avoid them and how to treat them.

Plus all other topics related to drinking and its consequences.

 

SOURCE Éduc'alcool

For further information: and interview: Marie-Pier Côté, 418 999-4847, mpcote@tactconseil.ca

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