Women Under the Influence: Alcohol and Its Impact

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"Women under the Influence" asks pertinent and important questions about the patterns and problems of women's drinking in Britain today. Revealing just how much women are "under the influence", it contains interviews with many women who describe how alcohol affects all aspects of their lives - relationships, work, family-life, self-esteem and sense of identity. The author discusses the social pressure to drink; shows how we are bombarded with contradictory do's and don'ts about alcohol; and in writing about the institutions, largely government and brewery funded, that are responsible for public awareness about alcohol, she asks in whose interest it is that women drink more - or less. In this fully revised and updated edition, Brigid McConville also examines the physical consequences of drinking and offers suggestions to those who do drink and want to stop. She describes the treatments available through women's self-help groups, through the medical profession, and through organizations such as Alcoholics Anonymous.

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