Why Alcohol Is More Dangerous for Women

The real reason women should drink less than men

Gillian May
Elemental
Published in
9 min readMar 25, 2021

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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
Elemental

Former nurse turned alcohol & health writer/researcher. I teach people about alcohol addiction, trauma, mental health. Join my Substack: https://bit.ly/3PuVhXJ