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Blood Alcohol Content

Blood alcohol concentration, or BAC, is the amount of alcohol in a person’s blood. In Canada, the Criminal Code BAC limit is 0.08%.

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Effects of Alcohol

Alcohol slows down parts of the brain, including the part that controls breathing. It can change how a person acts, feels, and thinks. Alcohol affects people differently.  

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Lower Risk Use

No use is an option but if you choose to use alcohol, find out more about lower risk use.

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Problems can happen while using alcohol or other substances. Drinking alcohol can put the person drinking and others in situations that can be unsafe. For example, drinking while driving any type of vehicle (car, bike, boat, etc.) or binge drinking can lead to problems occurring. Before drinking, plan a safe ride home; learn more about where to get help.

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