Studies have shown that nearly 7% of women have misused drugs within the last year, making addiction one of women’s most common health problems. For a woman struggling with addiction, seeking help from a qualified treatment center is essential.
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In 2016, nearly 12 million women aged 18 and older reported using an illegal drug in the past month. This includes approximately
In 2016, nearly 17 million women aged 18 and older reported drinking alcohol in the past month. This includes approximately:
In 2016, about 18 million women aged 18 and older reported using tobacco products in the past month. This includes approximately:
In 2016, about six million women aged 18 and older reported using prescription drugs for non-medical reasons in the past month. This includes approximately:
Women tend to develop a substance use disorder more often than men and are also more likely to relapse after treatment. Additionally, women tend to progress from initial drug use to addiction more quickly than men. This is partly due to biological factors, such as differences in how women process drugs and alcohol. Women also tend to have more stressors in their lives than men, which can lead to higher rates of substance abuse. In addition, women often delay or forgo treatment due to a lack of childcare and fear of legal repercussions like removing children from their homes.
Other unique issues impact women such as:
Pregnant women should abstain from using drugs or alcohol under any circumstances. Substance abuse can harm the developing fetus and lead to several problems, including premature birth, low birth weight, and developmental delays. Breastfeeding women should also avoid using drugs or alcohol, as these substances can pass through breast milk and harm the baby.
Some drugs could potentially have long-term fatal consequences for the baby.
The risk of stillbirths is increased with maternal drug and alcohol use. In fact, substance abuse is a leading cause of stillbirth in the United States.
Substance abuse can also lead to miscarriage. The risk of miscarrying is highest during the first trimester of pregnancy, but substance abuse can cause problems at any stage.
When women drink alcohol during pregnancy, their baby could be born with a Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD). FASDs are a group of conditions that can include physical, mental, behavioral, and learning problems.
Substance abuse is a risk factor for involvement in partner violence, and women whose partners abuse are more likely to abuse drugs or alcohol. Additionally, women who abuse drugs or alcohol are more likely to be victims of violence.
Women’s addiction treatment programs offer several benefits, including:
For more information about steps to take during the aftercare stage, read our blog, “What is Al-Anon and How Does it Support Alcohol Abuse Recovery?”
Many types of treatment are available for women with substance use disorders. Inpatient and outpatient programs are available, as well as programs that are specifically for women.
Contact Destiny Recovery Center today to learn more about our San Bernardino drug detox center.
Destiny Recovery is a Redlands women’s drug and alcohol rehab center. We offer a variety of treatment programs designed specifically for women, including inpatient and outpatient treatment, 12-step programs, and more.
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