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How Does Addiction Affect Men and Women Differently?


The Department of Health and Human Services estimates that nearly 10% of adults in the U.S. will experience addiction, and 75% of these adults will not receive any treatment. Addiction is an illness and it does not care if you are rich or poor, black or white, or a man or a woman. Addiction can grab hold of anyone and derail their life. Seeking treatment is critical to ensuring you recover from addiction and move on to the next chapter of your life. However, addiction treatment should never be a one-size-fits-all approach; it should be holistic. Although addiction can affect anyone, [...]

How Does Addiction Affect Men and Women Differently?2022-07-13T16:08:23+00:00

Perceptions of Substance Abuse in Women


The gender gap in substance use disorders (SUDs) is narrowing, with women now comprising a more significant proportion of those affected than in the past. Women are more likely to escalate from initial use to dependence, and they also tend to have poorer treatment outcomes. Gender differences in social factors such as stress exposure and coping mechanisms may play a role in these disparities. Ultimately, this knowledge can be used to develop more tailored prevention and treatment approaches for women. The Phenomena of "Telescoping" Recent research also indicates that gender can affect individuals' response to drugs as well as their likelihood [...]

Perceptions of Substance Abuse in Women2022-06-15T21:43:29+00:00
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