Differences in Why Men and Women Use Drugs

Differences in Why Men and Women Use Drugs

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Dr. Sinha Speaking:

So stress actually is an integral factor, we think in influencing risk for addiction but also how we become addicted and the reason for that is that a lot of times people will use drugs to change their mood.

This is commonly known, and so men and women would want to change their mood differently.

Sometimes women will often be focused on emotional distress and so they're very tied to their stress levels and perhaps through that wanting to make themselves feel normal again, feel better.

Men, on the other hand, have a propensity perhaps, to feel good and feel high, feel excited, feel aroused, and so they may be looking for a high.