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Opinion: Why memes about Mommy and wine are no joke

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The number of women ages 40 to 64 who ended up at the hospital after abusing alcohol almost doubled during the pandemic, according to a recent study. This research follows a study from last year that found alcohol-related deaths are rising fastest among women. The rate of heavy drinking grew twice as fast among women ages 35 to 50 as among men over the past decade. American women are increasingly abusing alcohol, and to address the problem, society needs to examine how it treats women and the way it discusses alcohol.