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Men vs. Women
I am wondering what is the ration of men to women here. I know men can stop smoking easier than women...It has been proven, so it is not a put-down of my sisters.
How many men frequent here?
How many women?
Is it harder for women to kick codeine also, and do women abuse more than men? Are men or women more likely to relapse? If anybody knows anything, please share.
Thanks,
Shelly
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hi...can't help u there..i do know opiate additction or dependence is gender neutral..

i'm a younger strappin fl male :-) though so put me on the male side

Peace,

Nick
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401786 tn?1309155634
I had to look it up and I could find nothing in the text I chose, later I'll check one more that might offer more help.  The book I did look in would have listed it if there had been a known difference or statistics on the subject.  It just listed lots of other factors.  And put me down as female, I know this because I have a vagina.  

I'm a fine young woman
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Girls Rule!!! LOL
Angel
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401786 tn?1309155634
Got some stats, hang on whilst I typeth them upeth.
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Well................ Its a secret!
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There is a genetic predispositon to alcoholism among both sexes.\
If you have a low response to alcohol you're more likely to become addicted to it later on.
People with sexual id disorders are more likely to have problems with addiction to anything (so young gay men, young lesbians, transgendered ind, etc.)
Caucasian hs seniors are at highest risk for alcohol and cigarette use, 'African-American hs seniors are at lowest risk, and Hispanic hs seniors are in the middle.
48% of male Native Americans and Caucasian hs seniors drink heavily, Hispanics at 45%, A-A's at 24%, and Asians-Amer at 18%.  Sim stats for nicotine.  (1992)
Generally more hs males than females consue alcohol and use marijuana and cocaine.  The gap is narrowing though. Males now smoke more cigs than chicks and that's a new change, was other way around.  Three out of every 5 women of childbearing age drink alcohol.  
6-8% of pregnant women have serious alcohol probs.  Ten percent of women of chilbearing age are using an illicit drug.  Cocaine use among them is rising.  Many of these women are polydrug users.  
Male heroin addicts outnumber female three to one.
I had to go through craploads of material, and it was also broken down to individual drugs so unless I mentioned it, there's no gender specificity.  
You asked.
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401786 tn?1309155634
My ibuprofen finally kicked in!!!!!!!!  Hallelujah!
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I was told by a pro that more women than men are in the new prescription junkie - they tend to see doctors earlier in life and more often. So they are prescribed more meds and earlier in life. So its more easy to develop a problem.
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Let me check, yup male. :)
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If we start looking at differences then we stop looking at similarities and similarities are the key to one addict helping another addict.
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I came here hoping it was women.
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401786 tn?1309155634
I came here because I couldn't resist the urge to look it up and answer.  Sad isn't it?
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356054 tn?1218556075
Well to tell you the truth I was hoping one of the moms down the street would be here. That way I would have a good ice breaker with her. Ya know something in common. LOL
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LOL.  You should try posting that, should be interesting, I'll watch.
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