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TitleAddictive Behaviors in Women [electronic resource] / edited by Ronald R. Watson
ImprintTotowa, NJ : Humana Press : Imprint: Humana Press, 1994
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In Addictive Behaviors in Women, leading experts from psychiatry, psychology, sociology, and social work concisely review the addictive process and the characteristic behaviors of women who are dependent on alcohol and/or drugs. Topics include why women smoke, the role of personality in female addiction, sexuality issues in chemically dependent women, dieting and alcohol use in women, alcohol's role in sexual assault, and the impact of drug abuse on the family and pregnancy. Addictive Behaviors in Women illuminates the causes and effects of the many lifestyle decisions women make that lead to addiction to drugs, work, sex, gambling, or to any of the many other elective aspects of our lives. It shows how addictive decisions can be avoided and/or treated, thereby making women's lives safer, more productive, and healthier


Personality and Addiction:Focus on Women -- Why Women Smoke -- Drugs, Alcohol, and the Dysfunctional Family: Male/Female Differences -- Alcoholโ{128}{153}s Role in Sexual Assault -- Gender Differences in Biological Markers of Alcohol Use -- Peer Support Groups for Women in Treatment and Aftercare -- Dieting and Alcohol Use in Women -- Alcohol Effects in Postmenopausal Women -- Effects of Alcohol and Sex Hormones on Host Immune Response in Males and Females -- Women, Recovery Groups, and โ{128}{156}Love Addictionโ{128}{157} -- Sexuality Issues of Chemically Dependent Women -- Women and Substance Abuse: A General Review -- Service Needs of Injection Drug Users: Gender and Racial Differences -- Cannabis Use in the General Population: Male/Female Differences? -- Effects of Chemical Dependency in Parenting Women -- Women and Health-Related Behaviors: Interrelations Among Substance Use, Sexual Behaviors, and Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome (AIDS) -- Effects of Drugs of Abuse on Reproductive Function in Women and Pregnancy -- Sex Differences in Children of Substance-Abusing Parents -- A Comparison of Addictive Behaviors Between Homeless Men and Women

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