Women

Women suffer from addiction differently than men. Addicted women are more stigmatized. Society denounces addiction in general, but women typically face additional criticism for allowing drugs and alcohol to interfere with their stereotypical roles as caretakers. Learn about the difficulties women face when they pursue addiction recovery.
Alcohol

More Women are Drinking More, Multiple Studies Find

Research shows that women are drinking more than ever before. Read about the reasons behind their alcohol use problem.
Blog

How Is Trauma Linked to Addiction?

For many who experience a trauma, the shock and hurt dissipates with time. Others, however, may turn to substances and develop addictions.
Alcohol

Grape Depression: Wine Mom Culture Normalizes Dangerous Drinking

While it is often depicted as harmless on television and social media, wine mom culture is normalizing dangerous drinking which can lead to alcoholism.
Drug Addiction

Women and Trauma: A Pathway to Addiction

It is estimated by the National Institute on Drug Abuse that as many as 80 percent of women who are currently seeking treatment for addiction have a history of trauma. This number is only based on women that are seeking treatment, and of those women, those who report it – the number could very easily be higher than 80 percent.
Drug Addiction

Addiction: Men vs Women

Addiction can impact anyone, but social and physiological factors lead to gender-specific concerns. Learn how substance abuse affects men and women.
Addiction Treatment

Addicted Moms: Hitting Closer to Home Than You Realize

Mothers have multiple responsibilities that cause many to self-medicate with alcohol and prescription drugs. Here are the best addiction treatment options for mothers with busy lives.