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Woman and Alcohol Abuse

Alcohol Abuse in Women in The USA

* 4 million abuse alcohol or are alcoholics in the USA
* 13% of women in the USA have more then seven drinks per week
* Women are more likely to develop problems associated with alcohol than men
* Long term drinking is more likely to have adverse health affects on women than men

* Alcohol kills more teenagers then all other illegal drugs combined
* Research has shown that about 41% of 9th grade girls report drinking in the last month
* Alcohol claims twice as many female lives than 15 years ago
* Female alcoholics’ death rates are 50 to 100% higher than men’s
* Exposure to alcohol advertising influences women’s beliefs and attitudes about themselves and drinking

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