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      Why is binge drinking becoming a bigger problem for women?

      The CDC reports 1 in 8 women and 1 in 5 high school girls binge drink. / File


      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.

      Stay connected to MySouthWestGA.com as stories develop and the FOX 31 Newscast at 10 PM. Visit us on Facebook and Twitter to join in on the conversation and connect with FOX 31!

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