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By Devon Jersild

Did You KnowFemale alcoholics are two times as prone to die as male alcoholics within the similar age groupWomen metabolize alcohol otherwise from males, extra quick constructing such actual problems as liver sickness, hypertension, and hepatitis. a feminine alcoholic is prone to be afflicted by melancholy, anxiousness, and consuming issues, that may no longer leave no matter if she stops ingesting. An staggering 4 million girls within the U.S. meet the diagnostic standards for abuse or dependence. whilst a lady beverages, she is 5 occasions likely to be raped.These are only many of the alarming evidence you are going to examine from this booklet -- proof each lady must recognize. blending state-of-the-art learn with affecting tales of ladies who fight with alcohol difficulties, chuffed Hours demanding situations our assumptions and expands our information of the function alcohol performs in women's lives.

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Swedish women drank heavily most often but had the lowest rate of adverse consequences. Czech men drank heavily more often than Czech women, but Czech women drank heavily as often as Israeli men. The authors of this study propose that though biological differences explain why there are gender differences in drinking, cultural differences explain the great variation. In essence, each group begins with the fact of an observable biological difference and uses this as a basis for creating rules for social behavior and relationships that then magnify the difference, in varying degrees and ways.

She and her husband, Ryan, drank together from the time they met, though Ryan never became alcoholic. When sober, Stephie was vivacious and outgoing, and very capable, while Ryan was shy, reserved, and uncertain. After their two children were born, Stephie wanted to return to school, but Ryan didn’t see the point. He wanted her to stay at her low-level job. He also wanted to make all the decisions in the family, and he became furious when Stephie refused to go along. By this time, Stephie was drinking as much as two bottles of wine a night, and Ryan had discovered that he could control his wife with alcohol.

Light drinking for women is defined as up to three drinks a week, moderate drinking as four to thirteen, and heavy drinking as fourteen or more. ” 24 H A P P Y H O U R S While ongoing research is likely to refine the picture, it now seems clear that in certain ways, women are more vulnerable than men to the immediate and long-term consequences of alcohol. Women metabolize alcohol differently from men. Their bodies have a higher proportion of body fat, which carries little water. This means that alcohol is more concentrated in their body fluids.

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