Some Alcohol-Related Consequences for Women May Signal an Escape from Interpersonal Violence

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Alcohol; Consequences; Women; Women of Color

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Scientific Research

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Advances in Applied Sociology

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open access


Alcohol-related negative consequences can be very costly and emotionally devastating for those with Alcohol Use Disorder and those around them. Such, consequences include driving under the influence motor vehicle accident fatalities, other accidental deaths, and cirrhosis. We investigate two main queries using the data from Project COMBINE (Anton et al., 2006) to determine which negative consequences are most frequent for women, and to determine whether there are differences across ethnicity (for women) on negative consequences. The research method is secondary data analysis. An interpretation of the results turns the typical perspective on its head: We posit that results suggest women are escaping from interpersonal violence, which is of course an excellent outcome.