Assignment : Women And Heroine Abuse

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9 Running head: WOMEN AND HEROINE ABUSE Assignment 1- Women and Heroine Abuse Presented in Partial fulfillment of the required for the course SOWK 751-Chemical Dependency Dr. Patricia Guillory School of Social Work Southern University at New Orleans Submitted by: Victoria Raby March 3, 2017 Many people do not understand why individuals become addicted to drugs. According to The Office on Women’s Health (2015), the truth is drugs change the brain and cause repeated drug abuse (Women’s Health, 2015). The National Institute on Drug Abuse (2016) states, “drug addiction is a brain disease”. Drug use leads to changes in the…show more content…
(Samhsa, 2014). The National Institute on Drug Abuse (2015) states that some women use substances differently than some men, such as using smaller amounts of certain drugs for a smaller amount of time before they become addicted. Some women can respond to substances differently as well. The National Institute on Drug Abuse (2015) gave the instance that some women may have more drug cravings and may be more likely to relapse after treatment. The National Institute on Drug Use (2015) explains that this could be affected by a woman’s menstrual cycle. The National Institute on Drug Abuse (2015) states that “Sex hormones can make women more sensitive than men to the effects of some drugs. Women who use drugs may also experience more physical effects on their heart and blood vessel. Brain changes in women who use drugs may be different from those in men”. The National Institute on Drug Abuse (2015) explains how some women may be more likely to go to the emergency room or die from overdose or other effects of certain substances. Women who suffers and are victims of domestic violence are at higher risk of substance use. Divorce, loss of child custody, or the death of a partner or a child can trigger women 's substance use or other mental health disorders according to The National Institute on Drug Abuse (2015). The National Institute on Drug Abuse explains

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