The verdict is in: females are bigger alcoholics than males
Here at Rooster, we don't shy away from the truth, even if some people can't handle the truth. To set the back story, in 2009, the National Institute for Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism set guidelines as to what was safe drinking and what was not. According to the guidelines, males can have no more than four drinks per day or 14 drinks per week. For females, they can have no more than three drinks per day and seven drinks per week. Any drinks exceeding these limits verge on the bounds of being unhealthy and unsafe. Sexist? Maybe. Realistic? Not at all. At family gatherings, we have four drinks in one hour. It's not healthy but it sure handles the mental stress of our families constant barrage of life lessons.
But for the males, all is well. It's the females we need to worry about. In a recent study conducted by the Massachusetts General Hospital Center for Addiction Medicine, where college-age students were asked to report their daily drinking habits on a bi-weekly basis through their first year of school, it was determined that females are hitting the sauce more than their male counterparts and thus exceeding their guidelines. And not only are the lushes consuming more booze, they're consistently consuming more booze.
In the end, did we really need a study to show us that women are heavy drinkers? Some of the finest drinkers we know are female. What concerns us is not that women are bigger alcoholics than men but if the guidelines above are set for health reasons, and we exceed those guidelines on any given Monday, then we're not so optimistic about life as we once were. Quick, someone get us a drink.