Divorced Men More Prone to Hit the Bottle: Study

View the results of a new study done by the University of Cincinnati examining men and women's alcohol consumption habits both in marriage and after a divorce.

By Josh D. Simon
Updated: July 17, 2014
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Findings of a long-running behavioral study of 5,305 people by researchers at the University of Cincinnati suggest that men are more likely to increase their alcohol consumption after divorce than women.

On the other hand, the study also noted that married women drink more than their divorced counterparts, and married men drink less than their divorced counterparts.

"Marriage and divorce have different consequences for men's and women's alcohol use," study author Corinne Reczek told Health Day. "For men, it's tempered by being married and exacerbated by being divorced."

If all of this comes across as a sociological mouthful, the bottom-line is that men – married or divorced -- consistently drink more than women, and are more likely to develop a problem with alcohol.

This finding supports a 2004 study by researchers at Australian National University , which found that married couples drank less alcohol than their single and divorced counterparts.

Source: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/08/20/drinking-after-divorce_n_1812235.html?ir=Divorce

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