It comes down to a need for acceptance and approval. Make a dash for the white wine in the refrigerator. She also points to the indelible presence of technology, inability to find freedom from responsibilities, unrelenting bad news, and the rise of career-related competition for women. But Glaser doesn't wag a finger. In Her Best-Kept Secret, journalist Gabrielle Glaser uncovers a hidden-in-plain-sight drinking epidemic.
Since when is wine the secret to self-care? She was a working woman, she drove a nice car, lived in a nice house. Her Best-kept Secret: Why Women Drink -- and How They Can Regain Control. The author is not responsible for any adverse side effects or consequences resulting directly or indirectly from the use of any of the suggestions discussed in this blog. Since the late 1990s, Glaser has examined social, cultural, and national health trends for The New York Times, The New York Times Magazine, and The Oregonian in Portland, where she was a staff writer. Drink a lot of water during the day so that your blood alcohol level doesn't spike immediately with your first drink. However, perfectionists are trying to get that need filled from outside sources rather than from within.
One of the first questions: Why do you think drinking is on the rise among women in America? What's the first thing many women do when they go home? In speakeasies and blind pigs, the goal was to drink as much and as soon as possible, because you never knew when the feds would show up. The death rate by alcohol per 100,000 people in Italy is 0. Yet, in some ways, living a high functioning life could actually be feeding an addiction. Those who score in the middle ranges often have fixed self-perceptions, tend to prize conformity, and function best within strict rubrics. She started her journalistic career as a news assistant at The New York Times in Washington, D. Her Best-Kept Secret investigates the reasons behind the epidemic of female drinking in this country, our strange national history with alcohol, and the many ways in which women can get better if their consumption becomes risky. It is now available in supermarkets and is sold as a sophisticated product for those that enjoy the fine things in life.
Sadly, research shows that the stigma of substance abuse is a major obstacle for women struggling with addiction to seek sober help. Many women drink as a form of self-medication to ease depression or anxiety. I think we need to accept that the world has moved on since 1935, and recovery solutions should reflect this. Research shows that the patterns of drinking and recovery are different for women. Take the dog for a walk; join something during those witching hours. This site runs on the wordpress system and needs cookies to work properly and to provide integration with social networks. I think both these books do a good job of looking at the problems of alcohol abuse in modern times.
There are many good ways of making recovery possible for a larger number of people today, and this book helps point these methods out. Women of all ages from grandmas to college girls drink more frequently and in larger amounts. Like Prohibition -- and abstinence-only sex education -- it's been a dismal failure. And mommy juice a way to cope with children? My favorite thing about this book is giving evidence to the fact that there are different successful recovery options and that one size does not fit all. Get out of the house. Glaser has just published her findings in the book For the most part her book describes women who fit her own profile — second generation middle class, middle-aged married women. A lot of the book is about how the wine industry has developed over time.
It then points out that many women are looking for some form of escape from the stress of life, or the family environment. In that sense, Glaser offers modern solutions to a very modern problem. Is it just me or is alcohol very deliberately marketed to women? In fact, women face a number of challenges that get in the way to accessing treatment. She worked as a reporter at the Associated Press in Baltimore, Maryland, and Warsaw, Poland. When Gabrielle Glaser was living in Portland Oregon, she noticed that every Sunday night her neighbor would put her wine bottles into Glaser's recycling bin.
For those who have a loved one standing there, you will find hope here. Do you find you would like a glass or two of something in the evening, but you're often unable to stop yourself from getting the third or fourth? It could be a spoke in the wheel of compulsion. It shows the way people view women who drink, has changed, over time. Some women might wonder, however, how high status, accomplishment, and achievement can lead to addiction? And she is the first to show that contrary to the impression fostered by reality shows and Gossip Girl, young women alone are not driving these statistics--their moms and grandmothers are, too. At the other end of the seesaw, women drink when they are juggling too many jobs, as they try to ease the anxiety that comes from being overextended.
The information contained in this blog is based on the personal experiences of the author, who is not a health professional but simply somebody recovering from alcoholism. But Glaser talked to women of all ages from a variety of backgrounds and found some common triggers. A fraternity president can look the other way when someone funnels a bottle of vodka; a bartender will not -- or if he does, he won't be in business very long. Prohibition, which banned most alcohol in the United States from 1920 to 1933, normalized the frenzied sort of drinking that occurs today at college parties. These men were bottom of the barrel, hard-drinking middle-aged lowlifes, not ladies with a self-esteem issue after years of being bombarded by advertising. Her Best-kept Secret: Why Women Drink -- and How They Can Regain Control.