VIDEO: Ellen Ovson, M.D. speaks on women and drug use.
Nine Quick Facts:
- Women are more likely voice concerns at the Doctor’s office, and therefore are more likely to receive addictive prescriptions.
- Anti-depressants, painkillers, and ADD/ADHD are the most commonly abused classes of prescription medication.
- Over 1.2 million women abused prescription drugs for the first time in 2010.
- The most cited reason for prescription drug abuse: A [false] perception that prescription drugs are safer than illicit drugs.
- Recent research shows that women’s and men’s substance use patterns have become more similar in the past few years
- The younger a woman is, the more likely she is to drink heavily.
- Women tend to begin drinking to intoxication later in life than men do.
- When drinking to intoxication, women are more likely to lose control of their drinking then men.
- Women in substance abuse treatment are less likely to relapse than men in treatment.
If you suspect drug or alcohol abuse in a loved on or in yourself, begin the healing process today. Call Bradford to set up a free, confidential assessment of your drug or alcohol use.