Women and Alcohol: The Rising Concern

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Alarming Trend

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Study shows steeper rise in alcohol-related mortality among women over past two decades

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Increased alcohol consumption since COVID-19 pandemic

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Why Women Face Higher Risks

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Women generally weigh less, have less body water, and have more fat than men. Since alcohol gets diluted in water, a higher concentration of alcohol ends up in a woman’s bloodstream.

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Women’s bodies naturally produce less of an enzyme called alcohol dehydrogenase. This enzyme breaks down the alcohol in your system. 

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Health Impacts for Women

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Increased risk of liver disease

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Higher risk of certain cancers (breast, mouth, throat, etc.)

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Potential cognitive decline and brain shrinkage

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Affect Cardiovascular system, which is the leading cause of mortality among women.

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Effects on Reproductive Health

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Early menopause

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Irregular menstrual cycles

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Increased risk of infertility

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Bone Health Concerns

Disrupts hormone balance

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Affects calcium absorption

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Increases risk of osteoporosis

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Steps to Dial Back Drinking

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Set clear, specific boundaries

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Listen to your body's signals

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Join support groups or communities

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When You Need More Professional Support

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Women are more likely than men to have mood, anxiety, and eating disorders that need to be treated along with substance abuse. 

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Women with teens need childcare services to go to treatment. They might worry about failing custody of their children if they confess to having an alcohol addiction.

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At Nirvana Recovery Arizona, we can fight the Alcohol Abuse problem thorugh

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