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Addiction Problems in Women

Experiencing addiction problems is devastating for anyone, but in some respects it can prove even more damaging to women. Women are generally more susceptible to the physical ravages of addiction, due to differences in biology.

In addition, they are more likely to develop psychological issues in association with addiction such as depression, trauma, or shame. Although men are more likely to become addicted to alcohol or drugs, some research suggests that addicted women may find it more difficult to stop using substances.  

Help for Women Dealing with Addiction Issues

This section of the site is devoted to discussing gender specific issues experienced by women with addiction problems. It provides help and guidance for women suffering with addiction, whether it is you, your mother, sister, daughter or other female family member or friend.

At Smarmore Castle, we provide comprehensive and effective treatment for drug and alcohol addiction, as well as co-occurring psychological issues such as eating disorders or behavioral addictions. The earlier treatment is accessed, the greater the likelihood of a full recovery. Contact us now to discuss treatment options.

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Last updated & clinically assessed 2 March, 2020