Rise in Women Drinking Alcohol Notable in Recent Studies

A recent study coming out of Canada showed that 1 in 25 deaths worldwide are attributed to alcohol. The Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) researchers concluded that a rise since 2000 was due to more women in the world drinking alcohol. Most of the deaths caused by alcohol were through injuries, cancer, cardiovascular

Do you know how many calories your alcoholic drink contains?

A study coming out of England shows that both men and women underestimate the amount of calories an alcoholic drink contains. According to the study, which was part of the government’s Know Your Limits campaign, the average wine drinker in England now consumes around 2,000 calories monthly from alcohol alone. That’s about the same as consuming

Women, drinking, sexual assault and perceptions

There have been some interesting studies recently published regarding women and drinking. It’s always interesting to find studies with female participants since so few in the past have looked at gender differences in relation to substance abuse. Here are some highlights and links: CMAJ (Canadian Medical Association Journal) reported that more than 20% of sexual

Make Your Own Anti-Beer Ad for the Super Bowl, Win a Macbook

The Marin Institute is having a contest to combat the bombardment of beer ads viewed during the Super Bowl. Called the Free the Bowl Contest, Marin will award prizes like a Macbook laptop and iPods to the creators of the best 30- to 60-second anti-beer ads. Why the contest? According to the Marin Institute’s website:

Top 10 Women And Substance Abuse Posts of 2008

As 2008 comes to an end, we thought it would be interesting to see what people were reading about on this blog throughout the year. This blog continues to be a resource for women, the recovery community, and family and friends of those with substance abuse or mental health issues. Following are the top 10

Opportunity for Friends and Family Members to Learn About a Loved One’s Addiction

Crossroads for Women will be holding it’s last educational series of the year, “The Effects of Addiction on Friends & Family,” starting on November 4th in Portland, ME. The 4-week series is for those friends and family members with a loved one that has a drug or alcohol problem. It is also helpful for those

Women and Alcohol – What Gender Gap?

A bimonthly publication for and about Maine women, recently featured Crossroads for Women in its cover article “Women and Alcohol: What Gender Gap?” The article, written by Linda Hersey, takes a look at the story of one Maine woman recently charged in the deaths of 2 people, including one child, after her SUV struck an

Study shows women who binge drink more likely to have unsafe sex, get STD

A recent study coming out of John Hopkins University School of Medicine in Baltimore found women who binge drink are more likely to have unsafe sex and contract sexually transmitted diseases. Binge drinking is defined as having more than 5 alcoholic drinks at one sitting. Researchers found that women who binge drink are at increased