Findings of a long-running behavioral study of 5,305 people by researchers at the
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
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