More women go to Alcoholics Anonymous

6th May 2005, Comments 0 comments

6 May 2005, BRUSSELS – More and more women are signing up for Alcoholics Anonymous meetings in Belgium, it was revealed on Friday.

6 May 2005

BRUSSELS – More and more women are signing up for Alcoholics Anonymous meetings in Belgium, it was revealed on Friday.

The increase is accredited to two popular TV series, ‘Familie’ and ‘Thuis’, running on Flemish stations. Both regularly depict female characters struggling with alcohol abuse and going to the support group AA.

Two years ago, the average ratio of women to men signed up at AA in Belgium was one to seven. Today it is one to one.

In eastern Flanders, however, which has the highest concentration of AA groups in the country, the male-female ratio is three to one.

In 2001, 9.5 percent of men and 3.6 percent of women were estimated to have an alcohol problem in Belgium.

[Copyright Expatica 2005]

Subject: Belgian news

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