Gender differences in substance use disorders.

@article{Brady1999GenderDI,
  title={Gender differences in substance use disorders.},
  author={Kathleen T. Brady and Carrie L. Randall},
  journal={The Psychiatric clinics of North America},
  year={1999},
  volume={22 2},
  pages={
          241-52
        }
}
Despite the fact that the rate of substance abuse and dependence is higher among men than it is among women, the prevalence rates, especially the more recent ones, indicate that a diagnosis of substance abuse is not gender specific. From the emerging literature on gender differences over the past 25 years, male and female substance abusers are clearly not the same. Women typically begin using substances later than do men, are strongly influenced by spouses or boyfriends to use, report different… CONTINUE READING
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