Harvard Women's Health Watch

Gender equality? Not when it comes to alcohol and the brain

Gender differences in the brainís reward system could mean that women who need help kicking alcohol may need different types of treatment. Men and women arenít created equal ó at least when it comes to drinking alcohol. If you drink a glass of wine, you will typically have a higher blood alcohol level than a man who drinks the same amount, because of differences in the way your body processes alcohol. And…

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