Gender and drugs


Women make up approximately a quarter of all people with serious drug problems and around one-fifth of all entrants to drug treatment in Europe. They are particularly likely to experience stigma and economic disadvantage, have a substance-using partner, children who may play a central role in their drug use and recovery; and have experienced sexual and physical abuse. On this page you can find links to various EMCDDA outputs on this topic as well as links to external resources.

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