Women and addiction: the importance of gender issues in substance abuse research.

  title={Women and addiction: the importance of gender issues in substance abuse research.},
  author={Ellen Tuchman},
  journal={Journal of addictive diseases},
  volume={29 2},
Substance use was considered to be primarily a male problem, and many substance abuse studies are conducted with a predominance of male participants. However, recent substance abuse research indicates significant gender differences in the substance-related epidemiology, social factors and characteristics, biological responses, progressions to dependence, medical consequences, co-occurring psychiatric disorders, and barriers to treatment entry, retention, and completion. The epidemiology of… CONTINUE READING
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