Monthly Archive: December 2012

The Struggle of Women in Rehab

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Drug addiction comes in many forms, from the illegal narcotics to the abuse of prescribed medication. This form of addiction usually masks many other painful problems, especially for women. 70% of women who abuse drugs have a history of sexual or physical abuse. These problems make rehab a compound problem complicated by other emotional trauma. Not only that, but women are often the primary caregivers and have jobs where the temptation of using drugs can become overbearing.

What Is Dual Diagnosis?

Women who have problems with drug addiction often suffer from other problems. Mood disorders such as anxiety and depression are common among these women, likely due to past … Read the rest