New Study: College Women Exceeding Safe Drinking Guidelines

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According to a new study, female college students are drinking alcohol in amounts exceeding the safe guidelines established by the National Institute of Alcohol and Alcoholism. Detox centers such as Harbor Village provide step-by-step programs to address alcohol addiction for women.

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“We have helped many female clients overcome their dependencies on alcohol. Each case is different and we provide each client with the individualized care they deserve,” said Robert Niznik, Harbor Village CEO.

As reported (5/2) by a new study to be released this fall titled Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research, women attending college are much more likely to exceed established safe drinking guidelines than their male counterparts. Present alcohol drinking guidelines call for men to have no more than four drinks a day (14 per week) and women to not exceed three drinks (7 per week) in the same time frame. These guidelines are provided by the National Institute of Alcohol and Alcoholism.

It may seem unfair to separate the two genders, but biology is not concerned what is politically correct. The fact is that alcohol abuse is more harmful to women than to men. Women who are suffering from the harmful effects of an alcohol dependency should seek the medically supervised care of a professional detox center such as Harbor Village.

Located in South Florida, Harbor Village has programs in place to help women overcome their alcohol abuse. The 24/7 medically supervised detox facility allows each client to recover in a luxury, state-of-the art environment. Clients are welcomed with upscale accommodations including a beautifully furnished suite complete with television and headphones, over an acre of scenic outdoor lounge area, spa, salon, massage and acupuncture services, healthy gourmet dining and a caring, attentive staff that guides each client every step of the way.

Melissa A. Lewis, associate professor in the department of psychiatry and behavioral sciences at the University of Washington said, "It is always important to take gender into account when studying health or risk behaviors. Even if you hold weight constant, there are differences in terms of how alcohol affects men and women. For example, men have more of an enzyme in the stomach – a gastric alcohol dehydrogenase – that lowers the amount of alcohol that makes it into the bloodstream. Also, women have less blood going through the bloodstream than a man at the same weight, so alcohol gets more concentrated in the bloodstream."

“We have helped many female clients overcome their dependencies on alcohol. Each case is different and we provide each client with the individualized care they deserve,” said Robert Niznik, Harbor Village CEO.

For more information, visit: http://harborvillageflorida.com/  or call the 24/7 hotline 1-855-338-6900.

Media Contact: 
Robert Niznik 
Harbor Village 
Miami, FL 
305-999-5728 
robert(at)harborvillageflorida(dot)com

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