This may come as no surprise to married readers of this blog. A new study found that women increase their alcohol consumption during marriage while male consumption actually falls. Once divorced, men increase their alcohol consumption. In other words, there is nothing more sobering for men than marriage but there is no better reason to drink for a woman than a man in the house.
Women on average drank 9 drinks a month when married in comparison to 6.5 drinks when divorced. For men the drinking increased from 19 to 22 drinks once divorced.
Women are also catching up to men as booze hounds, though men still outpace women.
By the way, the leading theory is that women drink more because we are a bad influence in developing heavier or more regular drinking habits.