Alcohol: A Women's Health Issue

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Alcohol: A Women's Health Issue

Description

The aim of this booklet is to provide accurate information about alcohol use and misuse by women of various ages.

The booklet addresses the following topics:

  • Women and drinking
    • How much is too much?
    • Moderate drinking: Benefits and risks
    • Heavy drinking
  • Alcohol in women’s lives: Safe drinking over a lifetime
    • Adolescence
    • Women in young and middle adulthood
    • Older women
  • Women and problem drinking
    • An individual decision
    • What are alcohol abuse and alcoholism?
    • Know the risks
    • How do you know if you have a problem?
    • Treatment for alcohol problems
  • Research directions
  • Getting help and more information
  • Additional reading

The Web site provides a link for downloading a 24-page print (PDF) version of the booklet.

Developer:

National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism; Office of Research on Women's Health (NIH)

Funding Sources:

National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism; National Institutes of Health; Office of Research on Women's Health (NIH)

History

Release Date: 2005
Review Date: 2005
Original Summary: August 2005
Last Updated: 04/14/08

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