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Why Alcohol Is More Dangerous for Women

The real reason women should drink less than men

Woman holding a wine glass filled with red wine.
Photo: Klaus Vedfelt/Getty Images

It’s no surprise to anyone that drinking has increased dramatically as a result of the pandemic. As a pattern, drinking increases with any extreme stressor, and recent market research shows that alcohol sales went up by 55% during the pandemic’s peak.

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Gillian May

Gillian May

Former nurse turned writer — empowering change. Let’s talk about mental health, addictions, trauma, and wellness. Join Medium: https://gillianmay.ca/membership