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Why Women Drink

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Alcoholism among women is related to changing attitudes about the status of women in society, [according to] Dr. Edith Gomberg, who teaches a course in alcohol usage and problems at the University of Michigan School of Social Work and is on the staff of the Rutgers University School of Alcohol Studies.

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