a woman struggles with the physical effects of her opiate use

Physical Effects of Opiate Use in Women

The U.S. opioid epidemic is affecting more women than men. And while medical science has evolved since the 1880s, when women became dependent on laudanum tinctures prescribed by their doctors, opioid use disorder (OUD) treatment remains mostly gender-neutral. However, some rehab facilities do offer women’s opiate addiction treatment programs. Gender-specific rehab programs could make a…

woman taking some commonly abused opiates

Commonly Abused Opiates Among Women

Opiates are a group of addictive substances. You can legally take some of these substances with a prescription. However, others are illegal in all circumstances. Women have some unique risks for opiate addiction. In addition, women tend to abuse some of these substances more often than others. No matter the opiate you use, opiate addiction…