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How Alcohol Abuse is Different for Women | Rehabilitation Addiction Center

Female Trouble: How Alcohol Abuse is Different for Women Alcohol affects men and women differently. Many people think it's just because men are bigger and can handle their alcohol use. Alcohol is different for women (and usually worse). 6 million American women abuse or are dependent on alcohol. Of women who drink, 1 in 10 have more than 1 drink a day. Which Women Are Abusing Alcohol? A Women is more likely to drink too much if she has any of the f ollowing: The ability to 'hold her liquor Parents or siblings with drinking problems. more than others History of childhood physical or sexual abuse Partner who drinks excessively History of depression Why Alcohol is Worse for Women Women Men Lower body weight. More body cells exposed to alcohol Bigger bodies, fewer cells exposed to alcohol Less of a stomach enzyme More of a stomach enzyme that metabolizes alcohol than women that metabolizes alcohol than men Less water in the body means More wate dilutes alcohol more alcohol concentration Ways Women & Alcohol Don't Mix 8. Abusing other drugs (illegal drugs, prescription drugs) Breast cancer Anxiety Depression Liver disease Health Problems Mental Health & Drinking is more likely to damage a woman's health than a man's, even if the woman has been drinking less alcohol for a shorter period of time. Other Problems Brain disease Women who abuse alcohol have greater risk for: Women who drink have Borderline personality disorder Eating disorders greater risk for: Heart disease Sexual/ personal problems (unwanted pregnancy, sexually transmitted disease, sexual assault and domestic violence), Women, depression + alcohol Overall, twice as many women as men have depression. 4X Among alcohol abusers; women who abuse alcohol are Dual diagnosis: Alcohol problem + mental illness 4 times as likely to suffer from depression vs. men who abuse alcohol 2X 72% 57% who abuse alcohol who abuse alcohol have mental have mental illness illness Sources: Women Under the Influence. The National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse at Columbia University. Chapter 3: Women and Alcohol. 2008 Copyright: Rehabilitation Addiction Center Call: (707) 562-2008

How Alcohol Abuse is Different for Women | Rehabilitation Addiction Center

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