In relation to the previous poll, there is a significant difference between men and when who consume alcohol. Here is a short list of facts regarding women and alcohol.

-Women absorb alcohol into the bloodstream faster and metabolize it slower than men.

-Women who drink regularly are at significantly greater risk for liver damage than men even if they drink less or drink for a shorter period of time.

-Women develop alcoholic liver disease after a comparatively shorter period of heavy drinking and at a lower level of daily drinking than men.

-Proportionately more alcoholic women die from cirrhosis than do alcoholic men.

-The odds of women experiencing sexual aggression were nine times higher on heavy days of alcohol consumption compared with days of no alcohol consumption.

-A growing body of literature shows that substance abuse among women and the issues surrounding their abuse differ from that among men.3

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