Journal of Alcoholism & Drug Dependence

Journal of Alcoholism & Drug Dependence
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ISSN: 2329-6488

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Susan Mosher Ruiz

  • Editorial
    Closing the Gender Gap: The Case for Gender-Specific Alcoholism Research
    Author(s): Susan Mosher Ruiz and Marlene Oscar-BermanSusan Mosher Ruiz and Marlene Oscar-Berman

    As the number of women who use alcohol increases, so does the number of women who engage in alcohol abuse and develop alcohol dependence. The recent increased focus on women and gender differences in alcoholism research has largely come about following recognition that the face of alcoholism is changing, with alcoholism rates among men remaining stable and rising among women, particularly in younger women. As such, the need to understand gender differences in both acute and long-term effects of alcohol abuse has never been more critical. Gender differences in the long-term effects of chronic alcoholism on the brain and other systems are currently under debate, often with a focus on proclaiming whether men or women suffer the most impact. However, the story appears to be more complex than that. The issue of how alcoholism interacts with gender is complicated, as gender differen.. View More»
    DOI: 10.4172/2329-6488.1000e106

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