Women-only drug treatment services: their time has come #DAWF18

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firemonkee57

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Emma Wincup May 23 2018


It is well-established that women’s substance use is different to men’s and that women substance users tend to experience a poorer quality of life than their male counterparts, both before and after treatment (Best et al., 2015; National Treatment Agency for Substance Misuse, 2010).

A recent report (Scott and McManus, 2016) revealed that those women who had experienced the most extensive forms of sexual and physical violence and abuse were eight times more likely than those with little experience of these forms of victimisation to become drug dependent. Drugs are often used by women as a way of numbing trauma and coping with negative thoughts and feelings
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Women-only drug treatment services #DAWF18


I wonder what the women here think.
 
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Twokiwisandabanana

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To be honest with all the cut backs that have happened
Addicts will only be helped if they WANT to be helped
But ANY detox and rehab centres are a GOOD thing.
 
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Vanessagail

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Drugs are not the only way to numb pain, my drug of choice is Christ, He takes the pain that you give him and He is The Great Physician. He suffered while He was on this earth, He understands.