The Rise of Women & Alcoholism – WNEM TV5 Interviews Sanford House

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WNEM TV5 interviewed Sanford House Marketing Director Marilyn Spiller and Founder and President Rae Green  on the rise of alcoholism in women. In this comprehensive interview, Spiller shares her story – an alcohol dependence that spanned 25 years. And Rae Green, who is also an Addiction Therapist, explains why alcohol use disorders are claiming women at an unprecedented rate.

 

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Sanford House at Cherry Street for Women – Addiction Treatment

 

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Interview alcohol and women

 

Women are the fastest growing population of alcohol and drug users…

And by every quantitative measure, women are drinking more each year. Also bingeing more each year. Women’s DUIs have increased in the past decade. Women are more frequently measured with high concentrations of alcohol in their bloodstreams at car accident scenes. Emergency rooms treat more women for dangerous intoxication. And last, but not least, women consumers are driving the steady growth of wine sales. Conversely, men’s drinking habits during the same time period have remained flat or fallen.

 

Women and drinking. Here’s the catch: women can’t drink like men. We’re just not built for it… Rae Green, JD, LPC, CAADC

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The good news is that women who seek treatment are 10 times more likely to remain abstinent. That is because they seek support… Rae Green, JD, LPC, CAADC

 

 

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Sanford Addiction Treatment Centers is a residential and outpatient facility located in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Sanford offers excellence in evidence-based practice models in a home-like, restorative setting. Our clinicians, supported by our medical team, focus on resolving the underlying issues that often cause substance use, such as trauma, unhealthy relationships, co-occurring disorders and isolation. Programs include both in-person and telehealth: residential, day programs, intensive outpatient, outpatient, medication-assisted treatment (MAT), education and relapse prevention classes, one-on-one and family therapy, and alumni and family support groups. At Sanford Addiction Treatment Centers, we want to inspire you to find your inner grit, rekindle your interests and engage your passion.