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#804115 - 02/02/13 04:54 AM Using Alcohol to Medicate
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The CDC reports that binge drinking is a problem for as many as 1 in 5 girls and 1 in 8 women. Sometimes women binge drink as a coping mechanism. Unfortunately, this kind of self-medication can lead to longer term health problems.
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#804201 - 02/03/13 04:55 AM Re: Using Alcohol to Medicate [Re: Barbara - Women's Issues]
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Barbara,
You gave some great suggestions for those that struggle with this issue. Usually, as you pointed out, this type of behavior suggests deeper issues and unresolved pain. If talking with a friend or family member does not lead to healing and change, then maybe seeking out the support of a professional therapist is needed.
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