We’re getting pretty tired of hearing about how women shouldn’t drink because that puts them in danger. That they’re really the problem when it comes to sexual assault related to alcohol. Women tend to hide their substance abuse more, carrying it like it’s a heavy weighted shame. And it is, because that’s what they’ve been told all along. And what happens? When they really need it, women seek less treatment, less help. That’s a huge problem.
“There is a real stigma surrounding women who have alcohol and drug problems, and this stigma is one of the many reasons that prevent women from seeking help. Compared to men, women are less likely to enter treatment facilities for their alcohol problems. However, when women do seek treatment, they often tend to visit therapists and primary care doctors.”
Take a gander at this article written by a very special colleague and friend, Pam.