ERIC Number: ED299501
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1988-Mar
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Women and Alcohol: Increasing Awareness on the College Campus.
Floerchinger, Debra S.; Ward, Teresa J.
Women's drinking patterns continue to change in society and on campus. Recent studies have indicated that heavy drinking has more than doubled among female college students in the last decade. The number of female drinkers closely resembles the number of male drinkers during the college years. Women who drink heavily face special social and emotional problems that differ from those of male alcoholics. There are also indications of health implications specific to women's alcohol use, some of which relate to body weight and composition and proportion of body fat, stage of the menstrual cycle, and poly-drug use or cross addictions. Student personnel professionals need to understand how alcohol affects a woman's physical, social, and emotional health; to learn to recognize female students who may be at risk of developing problems when they drink; and to become aware of the danger signals when they occur. This paper presents a program to help individual professionals and the student personnel profession to serve as catalysts for social responsibility in making educated decision concerning alcohol consumption. The special problems of women and alcohol interactions are addressed by sharing information compiled, references available for further use, and group discussion. A recommended program outline with relevant resources by topic is provided. Sections look at alcohol education in general and at women and alcohol in particular. (Author/NB)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Guides - Non-Classroom
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Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American College Personnel Association (Miami, FL, March 20-23, 1988).