Women’s drug rehab treatment is on the rise across America. Recent research has proven that many more women are being diagnosed with drug and alcohol problems than ever before. While this might seem alarming, the cause of the increase can be related to improved awareness and openness about substance abuse in our communities. According to national surveys of doctors’ offices around the country, this increase in diagnosis has also coincided with an increase in drug rehab treatment.
It is looked down upon to struggle with substance abuse. It is seen as a legal issue where if any discernible ingestible/sellable amount of drugs is found on a person or they are suspected of participating in trafficking, they are prosecuted. They are fined, sentenced to probation, community service or jail time with a misdemeanor or felony drug possession charge depending upon the amount determined to be present. What about the drug addiction that that man or women is dealing with? That is a medical problem not a legal one.