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-depressents, 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.

 

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