Your staff Christmas party usually marks the official start of holiday celebrations… and that means drinking.

The Porcupine Health Unit is concerned about the longterm effects of over-imbibing at Christmas.

Public health nurse Stephanie Gravel (GRA-vell) says that all year long, a woman should limit alcohol intake to ten a week.

“So you wanna take no more than two drinks in a day.  So that means you’ll have to take a couple days off here and there,” she says.

“And for men as well, it’s 15 drinks for them in a week period, and no more than three drinks in a sitting.”