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By Deborah L. Haller, Charlene Woodard Motley (auth.), Ronald R. Watson (eds.)

In Addictive Behaviors in ladies, top specialists from psychiatry, psychology, sociology, and social paintings concisely overview the addictive method and the attribute behaviors of ladies who're depending on alcohol and/or medicinal drugs. issues contain why ladies smoke, the function of character in lady habit, sexuality matters in chemically based girls, weight loss diet and alcohol use in ladies, alcohol's position in sexual attack, and the influence of drug abuse at the relations and being pregnant.

Addictive Behaviors in girls illuminates the factors and results of the numerous way of life judgements ladies make that result in habit to medicines, paintings, intercourse, playing, or to any of the numerous different optional features of our lives. It indicates how addictive judgements may be shunned and/or handled, thereby making women's lives more secure, extra efficient, and healthier.

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MMPI Data for 90 Addicted Women The Virginia Commonwealth University, Medical College of Virginia Hospitals Center for Perinatal Addiction (CPA) is a NIDA-funded treatment research unit for female addicts and their children. In order to be admitted, a women must either be pregnant or recently postpartum. The majority of patients exhibit poly substance dependence. Approximately 85% of the women are cocaine dependent, 40% percent are alcoholic, 40% are marijuana dependent, and 25% are heroin dependent.

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