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Women with Alcohol Abuse

We thought we would break some statistics down by gender because there are some interesting facts here.

We gleaned this information directly from the Center for Science in the Public Interest. The CSPI is located in Washington, DC and was founded in 1971 by two scientists from Ralph Nader's Center for the Study of Responsive Law. They are a consumer advocacy organization that focuses on nutrition, health, food safety and alcohol policy. In 1981 they launched the Alcohol Policies Project in the interest of helping focus public and policy maker attention onto the devastating health and social consequences of drinking.

Here are some of the statistics on Women and Alcohol

  • 77.6% of women age 12 and older reported ever using alcohol, while 60% reported past year use and 45.1% reported using alcohol in the past month.
  • 82.5% of white women reported ever using alcohol, while 65% reported past year use and 49.7% reported using alcohol in the past month.
  • 67.9% of black women reported ever using alcohol, while 45.1% reported past year use and 32.3% reported using alcohol in the past month.
  • 60.8% of Hispanic women reported ever using alcohol, while 48.4% reported past year use and 33.6% reported using alcohol in the past month.
  • Among current female drinkers, 7.16% of whites, 10.22% of blacks, 22.16% of American Indians/Alaska Native, and 9.03% of Hispanics reported alcohol dependence.
  • Men and women reported different levels of alcohol involvement. 58.7% of men age 12 and older reported past month alcohol use compared to 45.1% of women, while 23.2% of men age 12 and older reported binge drinking in the past month compared to 8.6% of women.

Pat Moore Foundation also offers sober living residences that are gender specific. They are located in Southern California. Please click "Sober Living" to find out more.

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