Women Addicted Faster, Suffer More

Noting important gender differences in addiction, a new book says that women become dependent on alcohol, tobacco, and other drugs faster than men and suffer worse health effects as a result of their addictions, the Associated Press reported Feb. 9.

“Women Under the Influence,” a new book published by the National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse at Columbia University (CASA), concludes from a research review that women can get addicted at lower levels of drug consumption than men, and tend to suffer higher rates of lung cancer, cirrhosis, and brain damage as a result of smoking, drinking, and taking illicit drugs.

Reprinted from Join Together Online


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