Approximately 36 percent of people admitted for substance abuse or drug addiction in Florida are women, according to the National Substance Abuse Index. A guide published by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) shows that 80 percent of female inmates in state prisons have long-term and severe substance abuse problems. According to the US Department of Health and Human Services women are more likely to combine prescription drugs with other drugs such as cocaine or marijuana. Additional research indicates that women are also more likely to be at risk of attempting suicide than their male counterparts due to their negative impressions of substance abuse. The main source for women contracting HIV in the United States, according to the US Department of Health and Human Services, is drug use. This is from the injection and sharing of needles.
Treatment for women should take into consideration gender differences, such as health issues that are specific to women, and realize that women quite often are the caregivers of children and that there are different reasons why women turn to substance abuse. There are programs and treatments in Florida which are specific to women, such as women-only halfway houses and dedicated rehabilitation centers. Finding the treatment that takes into consideration differences in gender can be an important part of working towards managing drug addiction and substance abuse.
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