WOMEN AND ALCOHOL. Did You Know?. Women can expect to be substantially drunker after drinking the same number of drinks as their male friends. For Example:. After consuming two drinks in one hour. . . A 200lb male will have a BAC of ~.035
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Women can expect to be substantially drunker after drinking the same number of drinks as their male friends.
After consuming two drinks in one hour. . .
A 200lb male will have a
BAC of ~.035
A 150lb female will have a
BAC of ~.06!
Her blood alcohol concentration is almost twice his blood alcohol concentration after they’ve had the same amount to drink!
Body Size Men?
Body Composition Men?
“Women have come a long way over the past 20 years, but in substance abuse and addiction women have come the wrong way.”
- Joseph Calitano, Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse, Columbia University
Women make up 1/3 of the estimated 14 million alcohol-abusing or alcohol dependant people in the U.S.
It takes less alcohol consumption for women to become dependant on alcohol.
The course of alcohol addiction progresses at a faster rate among women than men.
Death rates for female alcoholics are 50 – 100 percent higher than for male alcoholics.
55% of female students involved in acquaintance rape had been drinking or using drugs at the time.
60% of college women diagnosed with an STD were drunk at the time of infection.
Women who have 3 or fewer drinks when they party experience fewer alcohol-related problems.
Drinking and Grades party experience fewer alcohol-related problems.
Check out this data from a huge national survey of college students!
Note: The number of drinks per week for men with an A grade point average is about the same as the numbers of drinks per week for women with a D average.
Recommendations for Women: party experience fewer alcohol-related problems.