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How is it that men are more addiction prone than women?

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Dr. David Rosenfeld
Pain Management 28 years experience
Testosterone : I am not sure there is any clear answer. Testosterone may play a role.

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A 45-year-old member asked:

In what ways does addiction affect men and women differently?

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Socially: The physiological effects of addiction on men and women are largely the same - however, what drugs each gender is more likely to be addicted to and how that plays out with in interpersonal relationships tends to be largely socially driven. Women tend to be introduced to drugs by men and often become addicted in the context of romantic relationships. Men are more likely to be introduced by peers.

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