Female Alcohol Abuse Reaching 'Epidemic' Proportions

Most Popular
Advertisement - Continue Reading Below

Hectic lives and the desire to do and have it all have driven levels of alcohol abuse among women to alarming levels worldwide, according to a new book out by author Ann Dowsett Johnston. In an excerpt published in the New York Post, Johnston writes that women are drinking more often than their predecessors. A study compiled in 2011 by Columbia University assistant professor Katherine Keyes found that women born between 1978-1983 are more likely to binge drink to blackout on weekends and develop alcohol-use disorders.

Most Popular

Johnston's book includes interviews with top alcohol researchers including Katherine Brown, director of policy at Britain's Institute of Alcohol Studies, who blames much of this alcohol dependence on booze-filled university years. Unfortunately, Brown has found in her research that having a college degree makes women twice as likely to have a drinking problem. Alcohol has different effects on female brains and research has shown that alcoholism develops more quickly in women.

Health & Fitness
Share
10 Things You Didn't Know About Detoxing
Health & Fitness
Share
The Weirdest Diet Tricks Celebrities Swear By
Health & Fitness
Share
5 Apps Every Super Healthy Woman Uses
Health & Fitness
Share
Olympian McKayla Maroney Addresses Those Lip Injection Rumors
Health & Fitness
Share
How Much Do You Have to Think About Eating for It to Become a Disorder?
Health & Fitness
Share
Adventures of an Adult Thumb-Sucker
Marie Claire + Lenny
Health & Fitness
Share
6 Influential Women on Why We Need Worldwide Contraceptive Access Now
GIF
Health & Fitness
Share
The Strange Connection Between Smoking Weed and Alzheimer's
Health & Fitness
Share
Scientists Say Your Favorite Sunscreen Might Not Work as Well as You Think
Health & Fitness
Share
7 Free Workout Apps You Can Use in the Comfort of Your Own Home