Research suggests that:
- Women may become addicted to drugs and alcohol faster than men.
- Women may develop health complications from drugs and alcohol faster than men.
- Older women are especially vulnerable to addictions.
- Pregnant women who drink alcohol or use drugs put their babies at increased risk for birth defects such as Fetal Alcohol Syndrome or mental retardation.
Visit the Division of Addiction Services in the Department of Human Services to learn about substance abuse prevention, intervention, and treatment services, and to find a statewide directory of service providers. More...
Governor's Council on Alcoholism and Drug Abuse (GCADA)