The AGLC is encouraging all Albertans to enjoy their holiday gatherings responsibly, as usual! This year there is an emphais on the Dry 9 movement, which is informing everyone that no amount of alcohol has been proven to be safe for pregnancy, and some who are pregnant or trying to conceive may find it difficult to be alcohol-free, especially during this season. Dry 9 is providing resources and starting the conversation about the effects alcohol has on pregnancies.
“Over the years, the topic of drinking alcohol during pregnancy is not new
with so many differing views; some that are conflicting. The AGLC knows
that no amount of alcohol is proven safe while pregnant. Dry 9 represents
an exciting opportunity to provide information, resources and support for
those looking to be alcohol-free to assist them in ensuring a healthy
pregnancy. Whether it’s the holiday season or any time of year, we want to
encourage people and their support networks to sign up for a Dry 9 and let
others know about their healthy choice.”
Alain Maisonneuve, Acting President and CEO, AGLC
The first 500 pregnant women to register with Dry 9 receive a free T-shirt, and everyone who signs up receives monthly tips on how to handle situations with alcohol while pregnant, various facts on baby’s developmental stages, exclusive mocktail recipes, and more. Stay safe in every way you can this holiday season, and get the conversation going about healthy pregnancies and the Dry 9 program!
Dry 9 is part of DrinkSense, which represents the AGLC’s ongoing
commitment to educate and raise awareness on responsible liquor
consumption for adult Albertans. The AGLC also supports provincial efforts
to reduce alcohol-related harm, with a goal of enabling Albertans to make positive choices for themselves and enjoy consuming alcohol in a responsible way.More information about Dry 9, signing up to do a Dry 9, the effects of alcohol while pregnant and Canada’s Low-Risk Drinking Guidelines can be found at Dry9.ca or DrinkSenseAB.ca.
If you or someone you know needs help with managing alcohol consumption, call the Alberta Health
Services Addiction confidential hotline, toll free, at 1-866- 332-2322.
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