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Our favourite drug: Why are women & girls drinking so much?

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Presented by the Canadian Women’s Health Network and the British Columbia Centre of Excellence for Women’s Health.

Alcohol is a favourite drug for many people, and women may be having more problems with alcohol than many of us would like to think. Journalist Ann Dowsett Johnston spent a year talking with women, researchers and policy-makers to learn why women drink, and how alcohol affects us differently from men. The results are unsettling.

In this webinar, Canadian Women’s Health Network (CWHN) Executive Director Anne Rochon Ford interviewed Ann Dowsett Johnston about her research, including questions and comments from viewers.

An award-winning Canadian journalist, Ann Dowsett Johnston was the recipient of the Atkinson Fellowship in Public Policy 2011. The fellowship culminated in a 12-part series on Women and Alcohol, published in the Toronto Star. She is currently working on a book on the same subject.

Production of this event has been made possible through a financial contribution from Health Canada. The views expressed herein do not necessarily represent the views of Health Canada.