Women and substance abuse: gender-specific social, biological and psychological differences and treatment considerations

O'Hagan, A. ORCID: 0000-0001-5361-8320 and Wilson, M., 2018. Women and substance abuse: gender-specific social, biological and psychological differences and treatment considerations. Forensic Research & Criminology International Journal, 6 (2), pp. 90-98. ISSN 2469-2794

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Abstract

Until recently, substance abuse research focused almost entirely on men – leaving women underrepresented or overlooked entirely. Traditional methods of treatment were developed on the findings of purely male-centric research which was applied to the entire population. Research has since identified a number of gender-specific variables which limit the application of these approaches and present a case for the universal implementation of treatment-types developed specifically for women. This article represents an exploration of the cultural expectations, trauma and adverse life experiences together with comorbidity of psychiatric disorders and the role of ovarian hormones in the onset and treatment of substance abuse in women.

Item Type: Journal article
Publication Title: Forensic Research & Criminology International Journal
Creators: O'Hagan, A. and Wilson, M.
Publisher: MedCrave
Date: 28 March 2018
Volume: 6
Number: 2
ISSN: 2469-2794
Identifiers:
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10.15406/frcij.2018.06.00189DOI
Rights: © 2018 O’Hagan et al. This is an open access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and build upon your work non-commercially.
Divisions: Schools > School of Science and Technology
Depositing User: Jonathan Gallacher
Date Added: 01 May 2018 13:26
Last Modified: 01 May 2018 13:26
URI: http://irep.ntu.ac.uk/id/eprint/33405

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