According to research, a long-term marriage tends to curb men’s drinking, but slightly increases the level of alcohol use in women. Compared to single, divorced, and widowed men, married men reported consuming the lowest number of drinks. Men are more likely than women to turn to drinking after being divorced, and report consuming a significantly greater number of drinks than men who are in long-term marriages. Married women consumed more drinks than long-term divorced or widowed women. Researchers also found that in each marital status category, men consumed more drinks on average than women, and had more drinking-related problems. Long-term divorced and recently divorced women had more drinking-related problems than long-term married women.

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