ALCOHOL AND LESBIAN WOMEN: INSIGHTS INTO CULTURE AND EMOTIONS

October 10, 2014

ALCOHOL AND LESBIAN WOMEN: INSIGHTS INTO CULTURE AND EMOTIONS

The University of Melbourne has published a research report titled "The ALICE Study: Alcohol and Lesbian / Bisexual Women: Insights into culture and emotions".  This research report aimed to explore the relationship between hazardous drinking, depression and anxiety in same-sex attracted women and to consider the factors that influence help-seeking.  The study involved a web-based survey, followed up with in-depth interviews with some of the participants.  The study found that 40.2% of the survey sample had experienced problematic alcohol use in the past twelve months.  The study also found high rates of lifetime depression (56.2%) and anxiety (46%), as well as suicidal thoughts (58.6%), self-harm (50.3%) and suicide attempts (23.7%).

Download "The ALICE Study: Alcohol and Lesbian / Bisexual Women: Insights into culture and emotions".