Stress Causes Women To Consume More Alcohol Than Intended
Stress Causes Women To Consume More Alcohol Than Intended
December 31, 2021
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By Alison Bosman

Original Source: earth.com

Currently, models of alcohol use and misuse are mostly derived from research on men, but it seems that these models may not always be applicable to women. New research has found that exposure to stress can lead women to consume more alcohol than intended, while stress alone does not have the same effect on the consumption of alcohol by men.

“Some people can intend to have one or two alcoholic beverages and stop drinking, but other people just keep going. This impaired control over drinking is one of the earliest indicators of alcohol use disorders, and we know stress contributes to both impaired control over drinking and dysregulated drinking. The role of stress in impaired control over drinking is understudied, especially in women,” said study lead author Julie Patock-Peckham, assistant research professor at Arizona State University.

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