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Are Women More Likely to Experience Co-Occurring Disorders?

Women who are seeking substance abuse treatment often have diverse and complex medical and social problems. Co-occurring disorders in women can cause severe psychological distress, high rates of trauma and interpersonal violence, medical problems, few vocational skills, low income, and severe addictions. Additionally, co-occurring psychiatric disorders are also associated with lower social functioning, decreased quality…