A recent survey revealed that 1 in 5 California women over the age of 50 are drinking more now than they did in their 20s and 30s.
Recovery.org, a provider of addiction recovery treatment resources, surveyed 3,160 women above the age of 50.
While the pandemic has played a significant role in these statistics (the poll found that 19% of women say they have started drinking more alcohol since the the start of the pandemic compared to before) there are several other factors that were revealed by the poll.
In addition, a quarter of women in relationships say they usually drink more alcohol than their partners.
California isn't the only place where middle-aged women are drinking more. Female drinking rates are rising across America.
According to Recovery.org, middle-aged female drinkers in West Virginia are the most likely to drink more now than in their youth.
A separate survey revealed that 19% of Americans were more likely to turn to alcohol in an attempt to alleviate stress compared to pre-pandemic times.
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