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Drug Addiction

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Although males abuse drugs at an early age and more frequently than females, females tend to become addicted more quickly once they are introduced to drugs – a phenomenon known as "telescoping." Women tend to relapse at higher rates than men after going to rehab and they tend to suffer more serious consequences to their health, occupational status, relationships and finances. therecoveryvilage.com

  • ?More than 4 million women in the country use drugs
  • 3.7 million have taken prescription drugs nonmedically during the past year
  • More than 28,000 which is 70% of AIDS cases among women are drug related  ---- drug abusers.gov

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