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Perceptions of Substance Abuse in Men


Substance Use Disorders (SUDs) affect all genders. Although, there are some key ways in which SUDs manifest differently in men. For example, men tend to start using substances earlier than women and more frequently. Additionally, men are more likely to suffer from concurrent mental health disorders, which can exacerbate the effects of substance abuse. Because of these and other risk factors, it is important to consider prevention and treatment strategies that are specifically tailored to meet the needs of men. Substance Use Disorder Stats According to Gender According to the 2013 National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH), men battle [...]

Perceptions of Substance Abuse in Men2022-06-14T23:38:41+00:00

First Responders in Recovery: Police Officers


The high-stress nature of the jobs that first responders do can be a risk factor for substance abuse, mental health disorders, and substance use disorder (SUDs). During their time of service, many first responders, like police officers, firefighters, paramedics, and EMS workers, develop behavioral and mental health issues. This includes PTSD (post-traumatic stress disorder), depression, and anxiety. First Responders and Substance Use DisordersAround half of the first responders with mental health disorders also develop substance use disorders. One out of every four police officers on duty has drug or alcohol abuse issues. They are also twice as likely to suffer from depression [...]

First Responders in Recovery: Police Officers2022-06-05T07:00:00+00:00
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