Discovery

Women and Addiction

By April 27, 2018

When it comes to women’s mental health (and women’s health in general), the research is decades behind from the long-held assumption that women’s bodies function the same as men’s.

Like depression, there are also many differences in the ways in which men and women are affected by addiction. All of these misconceptions keep women stuck in a cycle of shame and addiction, but with a greater investment in gender-sensitive research in recent years and more treatment centers offering specialized programs tailored to our needs, we understand better than ever how to support women on their path to recovery.

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