3. Alcohol abuse causes. Causes of female and male alcoholism are similar in type and can be of a different nature. It is worth noting that the causes of alcoholism primarily lie in the psychology of a person. This is the most common reason why both men and women can drink. A person drinks to relax, relieve stress and get away from problems. Doses of alcohol gradually increase, and the person does not notice that he is addicted to alcohol. Among other causes of alcohol dependence are social, physiological and genetic.