Today’s podcast episode is called Women and Addiction. By every marker, women are using alcohol and drugs more, and feeling the adverse effects more. Here’s the catch – women can’t drink or use drugs like men. We’re not built for it! Let’s discuss with Lynnel Brewster, RN, LPC, LLMFT, CCTP, AcuDetox Specialist, and Rae Green, JD, LPC, CAADC.
Women and Addiction
Talking to women who may not have gotten to the point where they would be diagnosed with a substance use disorder…the common thing I am hearing is that they are starting to drink earlier in the day. Almost laughing it off as acceptable because they’ve been under such stress [during the pandemic].
I’ll speak from the treatment perspective. Not everyone has to enter treatment at the residential level. While we provide that level of care, often life does not allow for it. That is why we have a continuum of care. We can envelop women in a system that is supportive. No matter where they are. Out of the pandemic has grown a very effective telehealth program. We can reach more women than ever.
Listen to Anatomy of Addiction wherever you get your podcasts, or click the link below:
The Anatomy of Addiction Team
Today’s Expert: Lynnel Brewster, RN, LPC, LLMFT, CCTP, AcuDetox Specialist, Sanford Clinical Director
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