Women with Substance Abuse Term Paper by Nicky

A brief discussion on substance addiction amongst the female population.
# 146547 | 811 words | 10 sources | APA | 2011 | US

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The paper offers a definition of substance addiction and focuses on the female segment of the substance-dependent population. The paper looks at the differences of substance abuse between males and females, the gender-specific reasons for developing substance addiction, certain gender-specific effects of this problem and the challenges when it comes to treating women's addiction issues.

Addiction: Difference in Men and Women
Gender Specific: The Need to Study Women's Issues in Substance Abuse

From the Paper:

"Factors that lead to substance abuse may be different from men and women. At face value, we all know that men and women experience different socialization processes in the same way that they have different life circumstances, roles, and responsibilities. This observation was pursued by CASA, women respondents mentioned that they were not the only ones drinking, their daughters, nieces, and granddaughters are part of the problem as well (in Diaz, 2009). Young girls for example, experiment with alcohol to lose weight, reduce sexual inhibitions, and increase confidence among peers (ibid). Other women use alcohol as a coping mechanism to problems involving emotional pain, loneliness, and boredom (National Women's Health Report Online, 2007). Another study showed that sexually abused women are more likely to experience alcohol-related problems than women who have not had such experience (National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, 1999)."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Califano, J.A. Jr. (1998). Substance Abuse and Addiction - The Need to Know. American Journal of Public Health, 1, pp. 9-10.
  • Chih-Hung, K. et al. (2006). Tridimensional Personality of Adolescents With Internet Addiction and Substance Use Experience. Canadian Journal of Psychiatry, 51(14), pp. 887-894.
  • Diaza, D. (2009). Women and Substance Abuse. Retrieved from http://www.womeningovernment.org/policies_publications/policy-issues/women-and-substance-abuse on March 14, 2009.
  • Estronaut (1999). Women and Substance Abuse. Retrieved fromhttp://www.estronaut.com/a/women_substance_abuse_drugs_alcohol.htm on March 14, 2009.
  • Institute for Women's Leadership (n.d.). Substance Abuse and Its Effects on Women. Retrieved from http://www.state.nj.us/dca/dow/docs/njwcsubstanceabusefinal.pdf on March 14, 2009.

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Women with Substance Abuse (2011, January 02) Retrieved September 27, 2022, from https://www.academon.com/term-paper/women-with-substance-abuse-146547/

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"Women with Substance Abuse" 02 January 2011. Web. 27 September. 2022. <https://www.academon.com/term-paper/women-with-substance-abuse-146547/>