Alcohol misuse among women is an important and growing problem. There is epidemiological and metabolic evidence that risk factors for and consequences of alcohol misuse are significantly different for women than for men. Understanding these differences is imperative if effective preventative and treatment interventions are to be undertaken. This article reviews the epidemiology of alcohol misuse by women, effects of alcohol misuse on women, fetuses, and relationships, and assessment and treatment strategies. We then suggest directions for future research in this field.
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Psychiatry and Mental health