Why is binge drinking becoming a bigger problem for women?
Wed, 09 Jan 2013 18:19:22 GMT —
In our Facebook story of the day, you wanted to know why binge drinking is becoming a bigger problem for women.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention binge drinking among women and girls is a serious and unrecognized problem. The CDC reports 1 in 8 women and 1 in 5 high school girls binge drink.
The CDC also warns binge drinking puts women at a higher risk for breast cancer, sexually transmitted diseases, heart disease and unintended pregnancy.
Andy Martin, a Master Addiction Counselor, says it is dangerous to only talk about binge drinking as it relates to a specific gender. Martin says the problem isn't women who are binge drinking, it's binge drinking in general.
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