Alcohol-An Important Women's Health Issue

Alcohol Alert #62

About the Course:

The need for research to better understand the effects of alcohol in women is critical. This issue of Alcohol Alert summarizes some of the most practical implications for women across the lifespan to come from that research.

Journal/Publisher:

National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism

Publication Date:

July 2004

Author

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Recommended For:

This course is recommended for health care professionals, especially addiction counselors, psychologists, mental health counselors, social workers, and nurses who seek knowledge about the health issues alcohol has on women. It is appropriate for all levels of participants’ knowledge.

Course Objectives:

  1. List the differences between adolescent and adult drinking.

  2. Explain the correlation of alcohol and breast cancer

  3. Describe the negative effects alcohol has on heart and bone disease.

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