USA: Alcohol Use in Women Now At Men’s Levels – With Severe ConsequencesPosted June 16 2021
Alcohol use among women in the United States (U.S.) has caught up to the level of men. This trend is leading to severe consequences in terms of alcohol harm in women.
Women’s bodies process alcohol differently than men making women more susceptible to organ damage and diseases caused by alcohol. Since women are also more prone to using alcohol to cope, it affects their mental health more negatively.
Alcohol is a women’s health and rights issue that has been ignored for far too long. Urgent action is needed to ensure women are safe from harm caused by the products and practices of the alcohol industry.