LISTEN – Women Suffer More –
January 14, 2021 – From the earliest days of the pandemic, social media has been flooded with jokes and memes about turning to alcohol to cope.
But 10 months later, many are reevaluating their relationship to alcohol in a very serious way, some spurred on by the popularity of so-called “Dry January.”
Studies have shown that people are indeed drinking more during COVID-19, but the change is most dramatic in women.
Dr. Kamala Greene Genece is a clinical psychologist specializing in addiction who works at Partnership to End Addiction and Wholeview Wellness.
Holly Whitaker is the CEO of the recovery company Tempest, and the author of “Quit Like A Woman: The Radical Choice to Not Drink in a Culture Obsessed with Alcohol.”