Alcohol abuse is a serious problem that afflicts many individuals from San Francisco to the East Coast. But one factor that many may not consider is how alcohol affects women differently than men. The differences between men’s bodies and women’s bodies often results in alcoholic beverages having a more powerful effect on women—which can be especially dangerous for women who are pregnant or who don’t weigh very much. The sad truth is that many who eventually enter alcohol treatment centers don’t fully understand the potential consequences of their drinking. The following infographic examines some of the reasons why alcohol can be especially dangerous for women.
According to results from the 2019 National Survey on Drug Use and Health, approximately 20.4 million adults aged 18 years or older needed substance use