Alcohol consumption has long been a male-dominated activity, with men consuming more alcohol and accounting for more alcohol-related incidents than women do.
However, the gender gap in alcohol consumption narrows every year in the US. According to a study published in JAMA Network Open, women increased their heavy drinking by 41 percent from 2019 to 2020.
Women’s increasing consumption of alcohol is why it’s also important to focus on the women who seek sobriety. But there are many challenges that come with recovery, including gender-specific elements. This is why sober living for women and communities is crucial in ensuring their recovery.