Women and Alcoholism
Though the incidence of alcoholism is slightly less among women than among men, once it develops, this disease tends to progress more rapidly in women. Physiological differences quickly put women at greater risk for physical complications, some of which are unique to women such as breast cancer and the possibility of bearing a child with fetal alcohol syndrome. Yet women are often more reluctant than men to seek treatment for this disease.
This program profiles women from differing backgrounds and age groups who are in recovery. Interviews include experts Michelle Lauria, MD, Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center; Patrice Muchowski, ScD, AdCare Hospital, Worcester, MA; and Kathleen Mitchell MHS, LCADC, National Organization on Fetal Alcohol Syndrome.
Production date: 2003
27 minutes 18 seconds
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