Women with methamphetamine dependence: research on etiology and treatment.

  title={Women with methamphetamine dependence: research on etiology and treatment.},
  author={Judith B Cohen and Rivka Greenberg and Joshua Uri and Mary Halpin and Joan E Zweben},
  journal={Journal of psychoactive drugs},
  volume={Suppl 4},
The epidemic of methamphetamine dependence is spreading eastward across the United States. Unlike the gender ratio associated with most other drugs of abuse, the proportion of woman methamphetamine users is nearly equal to men. This review will describe reasons why women begin use of methamphetamine, especially those that differ from the usual reasons for initiating drug use. The characteristics of women users at entry into treatment also differ from those of men, especially in regard to… CONTINUE READING

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