It appears that we don’t only eat our feelings, but more and more we’re drinking them too. In the United States alcohol related deaths have doubled in the last two decades according to a new study to over 72,000 per year. Middle aged men are still make up the majority of these deaths, but according to the authors women are catching up.

Please be aware that women have higher impairment from the same amount of alcohol as men and also  metabolize alcohol slow. That’s why your one drink can put you above the legal limit for driving while a man can often drink more before reaching that limit. And drinking has more negative impacts on women, specifically as a risk factor for breast cancer. A final warning is that any amount of alcohol use after weight loss surgery can be risky.

Alcohol Related Deaths More Than Doubled in Last Two Decades: Study | The Hill