Women today face a myriad of issues — work, stress, domestic responsibilities, hormones, and diet — that can have a significant impact to their health. For some, alcohol Â present yet another health challenge that when ignored could wreak havoc not only in their personal lives, but also in their social relationships.
In the United States, an estimated 5.3 million women drink in a way that threatens their health, safety, and general well-being, according to the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA).
While moderate drinking, defined as no more than one drink a day for women and no more than two drinks a day for men, is fine, those who drink more than the recommended limits are at risk for motor vehicle crashes, other injuries, high blood pressure, stroke, violence, suicide, and certain types of cancer. That said, health officials have been urging people with alcohol problems to get into treatment to regain control of their lives.
But oftentimes, the realization of getting sober doesn’t come easy. Good thing there are women-focused recovery groups like Women for Sobriety, Inc. that is dedicated in helping women overcome alcoholism and other addictions.
In an exclusive interview with TestCountry, Nancy Cross, 2nd Vice President of Women for Sobriety Board of Directors, talks about how the organization started and gave details on a specially designed program for women with alcohol and/or other drugs problems. She also shares their stand on synthetic drugs and the efforts that are undertaking to address synthetic drug abuse.
To read the full text of the interview, please visit Women for Sobriety Inc. Exclusive Interview About Alcoholism & Other Addictions.