Alcohol and masculinity.

  title={Alcohol and masculinity.},
  author={R Lemle and M E Mishkind},
  journal={Journal of substance abuse treatment},
  volume={6 4},
Alcohol use--and abuse--has always been more prevalent among males than among females. The sex role prescription for men to affirm their masculinity by drinking is a major determinant of this sex difference. This paper reviews the intricate interrelationship between masculinity and both social and alcoholic drinking. A large body of evidence indicates that social drinking is a primary cultural symbol of manliness; portrayals in the media strengthen this association. Less evidence exists to… CONTINUE READING
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