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Women Tend to Seek Help for Alcohol Abuse Sooner Than Men

(8/14/2013)

Women Tend to Seek Help for Alcohol Abuse Sooner Than Men
HealthDay News
August 9, 2013

Women with drinking problems seek treatment an average of four to five years earlier than men with drinking problems, a new study reveals.  Researchers collected information from 274 men and 257 women in substance abuse treatment facilities and found that women sought treatment after about 10 years of having a drinking problem, compared with about 15 years for men.  In addition, the investigators found that women start drinking regularly around the same age as men -- average age was 19 for women and 18 for men -- and that self-reported drinking problems begin in the early 20s for both women and men.

View the full article here: http://consumer.healthday.com/general-health-information-16/misc-alcohol-news-13/briefs-emb-8-9-4pm-et-women-alcohol-treatment-acer-release-batch-865-678987.html


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