While addiction can have similar, tragic consequences in both men and women, the two genders aren’t exactly the same when it comes to why they become addicted and how they respond. When we talk with people seeking addiction treatment in Sacramento, we point out that it’s important to understand these differences. That includes getting the facts related to certain myths about women and addiction.
Women and Addiction: Truth and Fiction
Here are some myths and reality when it comes to gender and substance abuse problems.
Myth: Both genders become addicted for the same reasons. False. For a number of reasons including differences in brain chemistry, women have a much higher incidence of anxiety and depression. Their attempt to deal with these conditions often causes them to self-medicate with alcohol or drugs, which can lead to addiction. Women also are more often affected by interpersonal violence, which can lead to substance abuse and addiction. Read more from this article: http://bit.ly/2u7mJRK