Female Professionals & Heavy Drinking

Two businesswomen uid 1279144 Study: Female Professionals More Likely to Be Problem Drinkers

Research Summary

A new study from Europe finds that highly educated professional women are the heaviest and most frequent female drinkers, Politics Daily reported.

Researchers at the University of Lancaster in England found that heavy drinking among women in the U.K. and Denmark was more prevalent among those with higher household incomes. Women in managerial and professional occupations drank the most frequently and engaged in more binge drinking, researchers said.

Experts said that advertising aimed at women, the "wine culture" that developed in the economic boom of the 2000s, and bans on public smoking that drove more drinking in private all may have contributed to the trend. Prevention messages that have encouraged "civilized" drinking at home, aimed at curbing public partying by young and working-class citizens in the U.K., may have unintentionally reinforced unhealthy drinking habits by more affluent women, researchers added.

The findings were published in the December 2009 issue of the Probation Journal.

From; Join Together Online


6 thoughts on “Female Professionals & Heavy Drinking

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  4. Hi PotluckMama (wonderful name),
    I once knew a lady who would take lots of stimulants during work hours and drink later. The old uppers and downers trick.

  5. I can absolutely understand that this might be the case. The pressures of being “on” all the time as a professional persona, especially in a male-dominated profession, can fill one with a wish to counterbalance with some recklessness…I’ve been there.


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