A man will be scolded, a woman will be sharply condemned: a narcologist explained who should not even touch alcohol13.09.2022
Risk Factors for Alcoholism in Women
Lower stress tolerance
“Usually, women are more easily and more upset because of problems at work, in the family, in close circle,” says the narcologist.
Great need for love, acceptance, care
“This is the reason for worrying about failures in your personal life. And if there was no love and acceptance in the parental family, the psychotrauma only gets worse, ”says the expert.
Doubts about one’s own attractiveness, usefulness, self-doubt
“Typically, in a gendered parenting culture, boys are taught to act and fail, not girls, and in case of failure, the girl will ask not “what did I do wrong?”, but “what is wrong with me?”, ”explains Anna Odintsova.
As a rule, women who come to addiction are deprived of support: they either do not have relatives nearby, or they receive negativity from them instead of real help.
Alcohol turns out to be an easy way for such women to cope with a difficult situation.
“Some patients say that only with the help of alcohol they can forget. Others – that alcohol, on the contrary, helps to somehow get together and start doing business, ”says Anna Odintsova.
How alcohol destroys women’s health
– Metabolic disorders appear – a tendency to obesity or malnutrition;
– The function of internal organs is impaired – alcoholic cardiomyopathy (heart damage), alcoholic hepatitis, and then cirrhosis of the liver, very often – gastritis, esophagitis, pancreatitis, arterial hypertension, damage to the nervous system;
– Disruption of the reproductive system.