Women drink for specific reasons, and reasons that are distinct from male triggers. But there’s a troubling stigma associated with women who drink.
A man with alcohol or drug problems must be under a lot of stress because of all his responsibilities. A woman with alcohol or drug problems can’t deal with her problems and should be scorned or pitied.
If women receive treatment more catered to their specific needs, they might have more success in the realm of addiction treatment. But first, it is essential to unpack why the stereotypes surrounding women who drink are so specifically negative.