Women and Addiction

The study of women and addiction is quickly becoming a topic of research, perhaps influenced by the increase in alcohol addiction rates in women.  Men are more likely to suffer from addiction while women find that addiction brings “a greater severity of problems” and can develop more quickly than in men. An article from Women’s Issues sheds light on the plight of women with substance use and abuse problems by describing not only the stigma women face in admitting addiction but also the difficulties of entering into treatment

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