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Drink: The Intimate Relationship Between Women and Alcohol, Public Health Ontario

September 26, 2013

1:30-2:30 p.m.
What kind of relationship do women have with alcohol?

An intimate and complex one. In the past decade, women have begun to close the gender gap on risky drinking.

What are the health consequences of this reality? What has prompted it? And what role can alcohol policy play in addressing this issue?

This presentation will address these and other important questions relevant to the field of public health. With a strong foundation of research and expert consultation, Ann Dowsett Johnston will discuss implications for future research and the necessary public health interventions for curbing this disturbing trend.


Ann Dowsett Johnston is author of the highly anticipated Drink: The Intimate Relationship Between Women and Alcohol, which will be released in bookstores September 23, 2013.

Benjamin Rempel, Health Promotion Field Support Specialist, Alcohol Policy, Public Health Ontario

Learning objectives:

  • To hear current research and trends related to alcohol and women
  • To understand the role and importance of providing public health interventions focused on women
  • To learn practical strategies and hear of upcoming events dedicated to mitigating the harms associated with alcohol consumption among women

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