3 thoughts on “Men vs. Women: Does Gender Matter in Addiction Recovery?

  • October 17, 2012 at 12:53 am

    After several years research, it has come into the notice that gender matters a lot in addiction recovery. Women are generally recovered, as they are more focused, mentally prepared and dedicated comparatively to men’s. Sometimes it depends on person’s will-power.

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  • April 29, 2017 at 3:37 pm

    Gender, as it relates to people seeking treatment, may have some relevance. However, since the underlying causes are the same, I’m not sure it has any relevance when it comes to recovery success. Good question, though.

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  • June 14, 2017 at 6:39 pm

    The comparison between men and women overcoming addiction was a new perspective in researching addiction. Differences between the two show how some are more successful than others. The road to recovery is a battle that each gender overcomes several barriers regardless of what stage of addiction they are in their life. Discovering that alcoholic woman is more likely to fall into addiction and other mental illnesses more than men was an eye opening to some hurdles that addict woman can cause in families.

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