The Gender Gap of Addiction

A great blog post from the gateway foundation!

Gateway Foundation Alcohol & Drug Treatment

International Women's Day.pngToday marks International Women’s Day, and as women across the world are celebrated, it is also important to think about the issues that are harming women.

One of the biggest issues hurting the world as a whole is substance use disorders, and it is something that is taking the lives of many women. Yet, women are often left out of the conversation when it comes to substance use disorder. Addiction is many times portrayed and framed as a male disease, but the reality is that it is affecting many women as well. In fact, women are at a higher risk for developing prescription opioid use disorders than men. Substance use disorders do not discriminate and can affect anyone, regardless of gender.

Though more men have died from overdoses and more men have substance use disorders, in the past few years, women have begun to close the gap. This is partly due to…

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Author: manyofus1980

I am a woman in my mid 30's. I'm blind and I have dissociative identity disorder, I also have complex PTSD. I blog about my life with these disorders. I live in Ireland.

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