Women now abusing alcohol at similar levels to men

Research released on Wednesday by The National Drug and Alcohol Research Centre at the University of NSW shows young women are now abusing alcohol at levels similar to men.

The study found that while women born between 1953 and 1962 had their first alcoholic drink on average at age 17 – two years later than men – adolescents of both sexes now typically have their first drink at 14.

Read the full article in the Sydney Morning Herald.