6 doctors weighed in:

Are men or women more likely to suffer from addiction?

6 doctors weighed in
Dr. Samuel Miles
Psychiatry
3 doctors agree

In brief: Equal

Men and women are equally likely to suffer from a substance use disorder. However, women are more likely to suffer serious complications of alcoholism earlier than men.

In brief: Equal

Men and women are equally likely to suffer from a substance use disorder. However, women are more likely to suffer serious complications of alcoholism earlier than men.
Dr. Samuel Miles
Dr. Samuel Miles
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Dr. Vasu Brown
Wound care
3 doctors agree

In brief: Similar

Men are more likely than women to have opportunities to use drugs, but men and women given an opportunity to use drugs for the first time are equally likely to do so and to progress from initial use to addiction.
However, women and men appear to differ in their vulnerability to some drugs. Both become addicted to cocaine, heroin, hallucinogens, tobacco. Difference -women > sedatives, men > alcohol.

In brief: Similar

Men are more likely than women to have opportunities to use drugs, but men and women given an opportunity to use drugs for the first time are equally likely to do so and to progress from initial use to addiction.
However, women and men appear to differ in their vulnerability to some drugs. Both become addicted to cocaine, heroin, hallucinogens, tobacco. Difference -women > sedatives, men > alcohol.
Dr. Vasu Brown
Dr. Vasu Brown
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