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Women and alcohol use disorders: factors that lead to harm

Journal Article


Abstract


  • Women, alcohol, and alcohol use disorders are underresearched topics when compared with the plethora of literature exploring male alcohol consumption and its related harms. It is time to change the fact that women are underrepresented in research and programs targeting alcohol use disorders. Given the changing patterns of alcohol consumption by women, coupled with the fact that women experience a telescoping effect in alcohol-related harms, it is time that increasing attention be paid to the way gender influences the experience of alcohol-related harms, including the development of alcohol use disorders. Recovery-orientated systems are not possible without the voices of the consumers being heard. With this in mind, the purposes of this article are to explore factors that lead to alcohol-related harm in women and to highlight the gender-specific barriers to service engagement.

Publication Date


  • 2016

Citation


  • Brighton, R., Moxham, L. & Traynor, V. (2016). Women and alcohol use disorders: factors that lead to harm. Journal of Addictions Nursing, 27 (3), 205-213.

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-84988358581

Ro Metadata Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/smhpapers/4215

Number Of Pages


  • 8

Start Page


  • 205

End Page


  • 213

Volume


  • 27

Issue


  • 3

Place Of Publication


  • United States

Abstract


  • Women, alcohol, and alcohol use disorders are underresearched topics when compared with the plethora of literature exploring male alcohol consumption and its related harms. It is time to change the fact that women are underrepresented in research and programs targeting alcohol use disorders. Given the changing patterns of alcohol consumption by women, coupled with the fact that women experience a telescoping effect in alcohol-related harms, it is time that increasing attention be paid to the way gender influences the experience of alcohol-related harms, including the development of alcohol use disorders. Recovery-orientated systems are not possible without the voices of the consumers being heard. With this in mind, the purposes of this article are to explore factors that lead to alcohol-related harm in women and to highlight the gender-specific barriers to service engagement.

Publication Date


  • 2016

Citation


  • Brighton, R., Moxham, L. & Traynor, V. (2016). Women and alcohol use disorders: factors that lead to harm. Journal of Addictions Nursing, 27 (3), 205-213.

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-84988358581

Ro Metadata Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/smhpapers/4215

Number Of Pages


  • 8

Start Page


  • 205

End Page


  • 213

Volume


  • 27

Issue


  • 3

Place Of Publication


  • United States