The Truth About Female Drug Abuse Statistics

2019-07-01T20:31:51+00:00September 20th, 2017|Addiction Information, Gender-specific treatment|

From Lindsay Lohan to Oprah Winfrey, there are dozens of famous female drug addicts that have, thankfully, overcome the effects of drugs and alcohol. There are others that have sadly passed away due to their struggles with drugs or alcohol. While these stories of addiction are difficult, they do serve as a reminder of what is important when talking about women’s issues in recovery for addiction: recovery itself. Female drug abuse statistics give us quite a [...]


6 Reasons Why Trauma and Addiction Go Together Like Barbie and Ken

2019-07-01T20:30:04+00:00September 13th, 2017|Addiction Information|

There are no two ways around it:  trauma often leads to addiction. The trauma and addiction statistics below are shocking, but tell an important story: Seven out of ten adults in the United States have reportedly experienced a traumatic event in the past – and at least twenty percent of those who experience trauma later develop post traumatic stress disorder. Around 1 in 10 Americans are addicted to either drugs or alcohol. These numbers are surprising [...]


7 Gender Differences Between Men and Women When it Comes to Addiction

2019-05-31T18:49:46+00:00September 6th, 2017|Addiction Information, Statistics & Research|

People tend to downplay the differences between men and women, especially with the importance of gender equality. But there is at least one area where gender differences really do play a role: substance abuse and addiction. Not only that, but there are also differences in the way men and women seek out and react to addiction treatment once they are in recovery. Simply put, there are gender differences in drug abuse. Of course, you don’t have [...]