Women & Alcohol

Drunkorexia: Starving for a Drink

Posted on June 20th, 2013

Drunkorexia: Starving for a DrinkThere is tremendous pressure on young women today to look a certain way and be a certain size. When they realize the ideal portrayed in the media may not be realistic, some turn to extreme tactics to limit or expunge their calories. This can lead to the development of anorexia, bulimia, and other variations of these disorders such as drunkorexia.

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Addiction and Moms: Numbers Rising, But Many Keep Problem Secret

Posted on October 3rd, 2012

A young mother attending her children’s school functions and sports events doesn’t create the typical picture of a person with a drug addiction, but it’s an alarming and growing reality, say experts. Recent articles have highlighted moms who have had children removed from the home or spent time incarcerated for drug use, often resorting to drugs as an attempt to cope with long lists of stressors and responsibilities.

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Women and Alcoholism

Posted on April 14th, 2010

No longer affecting men only, alcoholism today is an equal opportunity disease. But women and alcoholism are, in many ways, much different than their male counterparts. Researchers across the spectrum of alcohol prevention, treatment, education and outreach continue to study alcohol’s effects on women, whether different treatment protocols should be utilized, the effects of genetics and family history, and physiological, psychological and social differences.

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The Dangers of an Alcoholic Mother

Posted on February 26th, 2010

The Dangers of an Alcoholic MotherWhen you hear the words “alcoholic mother,” you already have a mental image that’s disconcerting and confusing. It’s actually a dichotomy. Mothers are supposed to be nurturing, caring individuals, not falling-down drunks. How can the two possibly go together? The sad reality is that alcoholism knows no gender boundaries, nor does it pay heed to age, race, nationality, religious persuasion, sexual orientation or socioeconomic status. A woman can, therefore, be an alcoholic and a mother at the same time. There are a host of dangers in being an alcoholic mother. Let’s look at some of them.

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Drunk-Driving Fatalities Increasing Among Young Female Drivers

Posted on February 23rd, 2010

Men historically make up the majority of alcohol-related auto crashes, but more young women are becoming involved in drunk-driving fatalities. Dr. Virginia Tsai of the University of California San Diego and colleagues found that fatal alcohol-related crashes involving female drivers increased by 3.1 percent between 1995 and 2007, while incidents involving male drivers increased by 1.2 percent. They also found that substance abuse has increased among teenage girls.

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Alcohol Consumption Can Impact Risk of Breast Cancer Recurrence

Posted on December 17th, 2009

Talk of alcohol consumption usually creates visions of problems in the long term that can include liver disease and even brain damage. The latest information on the topic posted in Science Daily shows that moderate to heavy consumption of alcoholic beverages is directly associated with a 1.3-fold increased risk of breast cancer recurrence.

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