Women and Alcohol

Alcohol Res. 2020;40(2):14 • https://doi.org/10.35946/arcr.v40.2.14
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This is a special edition of the Journal Alcohol Research: Current Reviews. It is open source and has new articles on women and alcohol use.

Women Affected by Domestic Abuse and Someone Else's Substance Use

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Executive Summary

Domestic abuse predominantly affects women, and 35 years of experience supporting families affected by substance use has taught Adfam that women are disproportionately affected by the problematic drug or alcohol use of a loved one. The relationship between domestic abuse and substance use is non-causational, but the impacts of the two are interrelated.

Women and Alcohol: Key Issues

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The Scottish Health Action on Alcohol Problems (SHAAP) and the Institute of Alcohol Studies (IAS) co-hosted a four-part seminar series on issues relating to women and alcohol.

The series addressed:

Women, Alcohol and Globalisation

Women, Alcohol and Empowerment

Women, Alcohol and Stigma

Women and Alcohol: What's Next?

Through a gender lens: women and tobacco in the WHO European Region

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This report provides a brief summary of some of the challenges, old and new, that women and girls face in the context of the tobacco epidemic in the WHO European Region, outlining the gendered nature of tobacco use and exposure and how the tobacco industry continues to target them through gendered messaging. It also provides recommendations for approaches and policy interventions that take a gender lens to tobacco control.

Women and Alcohol


In the first of ASCERT's 2021 Seminar Series, Women and Alcohol will consider how the experience of alcohol is different for women, including alcohol-related harm, targeting by the alcohol industry, societal attitudes towards women’s drinking and barriers to support and recovery.

This is an online webinar event. 

Date And Time

Tue, February 16, 2021

2:00 PM – 4:30 PM GMT