Culture of Moderation

Too much of
a good thing
is not always
a good thing.

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Embrace moderation.

Whether it’s watching TV, working out, gaming with friends, or online shopping, we all have things that bring us comfort – but too much of a good thing is not always a good thing. That’s where moderation comes in. It’s also an opportunity for everyone to introduce balance into their lives and limit how much we drink, gamble or use cannabis.

How much is too much?
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Make moderation part of your life

Moderation starts at home.

Moderation starts with self-awareness: What are your habits? How often do you consume or partake? Due to the pandemic, some of us are now drinking, gambling, or using cannabis more and more frequently – and often alone. It’s been a difficult adjustment for everyone, but it’s never too late to start practicing moderation.

Tips and Tricks

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Introduce DryDays into your week – days when you don’t drink alcohol.

2

Set a budget when you gamble – and use timers on your phone.

3

Consider lower-THC products, and limit how much you’re consuming by taking breaks.

Encourage moderation in others.

Introducing moderation into your life can be challenging when those around you don’t feel the same way about it.
Whether you’re trying to moderate your own habits or supporting your friends, it’s easier when everyone’s on the same page. Fostering a supportive environment where people feel comfortable and empowered to make choices that are right for them is a key to making moderation easier for everyone.

Tips and Tricks

1

Support people’s decision not to drink alcoholic beverages, and always offer non-alcoholic drink options.

2

Make plans with friends for other types of entertainment, so gambling doesn’t become the biggest part of your free time.

3

Be mindful of how much you’re consuming – your tolerance may be different than your friends’.

Moderation makes sense.

You don’t need to push your mind, body and budget to the limit to have a good time. A society that practices moderation is healthier, more supportive and more sustainable. And you can be a part of this by practicing moderation in your own life and encouraging others to do the same.

Discover more of AGLC’s moderation resources

We’re committed to providing you with tools that can help find what works best for you. We also provide education on making positive choices and reducing gambling, alcohol and cannabis-related harm.

Looking for more Moderation Inspiration?
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Too much whipped cream
Too much whipped cream
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Too many bubbles
Too many bubbles