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The intimate relationship between women and alcohol

drink.jpgExperts from across Canada are in Ottawa this week, for the national conference of the Canadian Centre on Substance Abuse. Marijuana, prescription painkillers and harm reduction programs are all on the agenda - just as they are often in the headlines. But Ann Dowsett Johnston is here to speak about a more hidden epidemic: alcohol abuse, by women in particular.


Dowsett Johnston's new book is called Drink: The Intimate Relationship Between Women and Alcohol. It's about her own troubled relationship with the drug, and the rise of risky drinking by women as a group - especially well-educated and successful women. She joined us with more detail.






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