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How Long Does Alcohol Stay in a Woman’s Body?

Despite the advancements made towards gender equality, the biological differences between women and men remain. Alcohol metabolizes faster in a woman’s body than a man’s. Due to this, males can typically handle greater amounts of alcohol than their female counterparts. The National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism’s (NIAAA) definition of binge drinking outlines different…

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The Opioid Crisis Has Reached Sesame Street

What can we learn about addiction from a children’s program? “Sesame Street has always been real-world. It’s not a fantasy, it’s not a fairy tale. One of the things that sets us apart is respecting children and dealing with real-world issues from a child’s perspective.” ~ Sherrie Westin, Executive Vice-President of Global Impact and Philanthropy,…

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Hormonal Shifts Throughout a Woman’s Life Cycle: How it plays into mental health and addiction

“There’s epidemiological data that says women are more vulnerable, but it’s unclear what the factors are. We know they transition to addiction faster and have more problems with craving and relapse. Now, with research like this, we’re beginning to isolate environmental and physiological causes.” ~ Erin Calipari, Assistant Professor of Pharmacology, Vanderbilt Center for Addiction…

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The Telescoping Effect: An Expert Perspective on Gender Gaps in Drug and Alcohol Treatment

There are many gender differences in addiction, something that is being studied at greater length now. One of the clearest examples of the gender gap in addiction can be found in what is known as telescoping. It has been found to be more prevalent in women, putting them at high risk for developing addiction quickly. …