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Does Stigma of Substance Abuse Hit Women Harder?

Even though we’ve come a long way toward accepting that addiction is a disease requiring professional treatment, we still haven’t done away with certain stigmas attached to it. One of them has to do with how we view women living with substance abuse compared to men who are addicted to drugs or alcohol. Addiction Stigma...
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Women Experience Substance Abuse Differently

Addiction may be a chronic disease that affects both men and women, but that doesn’t mean that both genders experience it in exactly the same manner. There are distinct differences in substance abuse patterns for women. Gender and Substance Abuse Statistics show that gender is an important factor in substance abuse. Consider the following: The...
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Gender-Specific Treatment for Women: Offering Help Targeted to Their Needs

Researchers have discovered that there are differences in the way women and men experience substance abuse. Women are more likely to become addicted to certain types of drugs and experience different biological effects. They may also experience different barriers to seeking treatment than men. Since gender plays a different role for them in substance abuse,...
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U.S. Senator Ayotte Introduces Bill Tuesday to Help Pregnant Women Battling Addiction

CONCORD, N.H. —U.S. Sen. Kelly Ayotte is introducing legislation to improve addiction treatment programs for pregnant women and mothers who have a substance use disorder, including a pilot program that allows funds to help women in non-residential settings. The bill would reauthorize residential treatment programs for pregnant and postpartum women supported by the federal Center...
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Women & Alcoholism Update by the NIAAA

The NIAAA (National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism) has published a report on how alcohol effects women specifically. A woman’s genetic makeup shapes how quickly she feels the effects of alcohol, how pleasant drinking is for her, and how drinking alcohol over the long term will affect her health, even the chances that she...
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