Texas Tech University

Why are lesbians drinking so much?

Asbury Park Press

June 17, 2015

Asbury Park Press - For years, academic research has shown that lesbian and bisexual women abuse alcohol at higher rates than their heterosexual counterparts. Why?

Amelia Talley sought an answer in a 10-year study of several hundred women, the results of which are published in this month's issue of the Journal of Health and Social Behavior.

Talley, an assistant professor in Texas Tech University's Department of Psychological Sciences, found an apparent culprit in what might best be called identity frustration: Women who feel a disconnect between who they are attracted to and how they identify themselves.

Read the story here.