Chrissy Teigen announced her decision to cut down on alcohol, claiming that her drinking was getting out of control. Teigen, who has been a spokesperson for both Smirnoff vodka and Captain Morgan rum, claims that alcohol abuse runs in her family and she’s someone who can’t stop after one drink. Teigan’s story highlights the often overlooked problem of alcohol abuse among young women.

Teigen, 31, said she may even attempt complete sobriety after coming to terms with her abusive alcohol use, and how it was beginning to affect her physical and mental health, People reported.

“I was, point blank, just drinking too much,” she told Cosmopolitan. “ I don’t know how to go to an awards show and not drink.”

According to Teigen, she got used to having a glass of wine while she had her hair and makeup done. The drinking continued at the pre-award show, and then again during the show itself. Teigen explained she was embarrassed of how she would act when drunk, and would feel horrible afterward. In addition, she’s also on medication for depression and anxiety, and alcohol does not help with either of these problems.

"Nobody really brought it up to me," Teigen told Cosmo. "They just assumed that it was OK because I always felt OK the next morning. I knew in my heart it wasn't right. People think it's cutesy and fun to go on these boozy brunches, but there's more to it.”

In addition to feeling unhappy with her drinking behavior, Teigen is also preparing for another round of IVF treatments. For these reasons, she is considering complete sobriety.

“I used to think it was kind of nutty to have to go totally sober, but now I get it,” Teigen said. “I don’t want to be that person. … I have to fix myself.”

Unfortunately, Teigen isn't the only young woman to struggle with her drinking; recent trends show that dangerous drinking behavior among young women is on the rise. For example, a 2016 study found that women around the world are drinking nearly as much as men, with the trend more visible among younger women. Men born between 1891 and 1910 were twice as likely to drink as females, but individuals born between 1991 and 2000 are equally likely to drink, regardless of their gender.

However, women physically react to alcohol differently than men, and drinking levels on par with men could have more dangerous consequences. For example, women store fat differently than men and generally have less water in their bodies. As a result, women tend to feel the affects of alcohol quickier, and need less alcohol than men to become impaired, The National Institutes of Health reported. Due to this, women are also more susceptible to alcohol-related health problems, such as drinking-influence brain damage, heart disease, liver disease, stomach damage, hypertension, and addiction. Also, drinking large amounts of alcohol increase a woman’s lifelong risk of breast cancer, The Canadian Women's Health Network reported.