Many women drink alcohol to relax, feel good and take the edge off life, but recent evidence suggests skipping that daily glass of wine is a better way to boost their mental health.
With the start of Sober October — a month dedicated to going alcohol-free, much like Dry January — it may be another good reason to try a break from booze.
First, some sobering new statistics. Alcohol-related deaths are on the rise in the U.S., increasing by 43% from 2006 to 2018, a report published Thursday by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention found. The impact was greatest on women.
Experts are also linking pandemic stress to a spike in alcohol use in 2020, with women’s stress drinking increasing significantly. The most problematic alcohol use happened around March and April of this year, one expert told NBC News.
The findings come as many Americans have been trying