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AOD Treatment for Women

There are many issues related to women and AOD:

(1) What role does gender play in the identification and treatment concerns for women?
(2) What are the reasons that diverse populations mistrust the treatment system?
(3) What would you recommend be done to counter the problem?

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(1) What role does gender play in the identification and treatment concerns for women?

Research indicates that the most pervasive research in the literature is the construct of gender role conflict, which refers to rigid restrictions as to what males and females should or should not do that based on its comparability with their gender (Eriksen, K., and Kress, V. E. (2008). The discussion on gender role has been extended to topics including health care and debated as being detrimental to the health of both men and women. Other research reveals that women are most likely than men to face multiple barriers to accessing situation about treatment, and less likely in seeking treatment (Green, 2004). Moreover, according to Green women tend to seek care in mental health facilities and primary care settings rather than in specialized drug treatment programs. However, as she points out, in the 1970's and 80's attention was given to the fact that women received little treatment from these programs. For example, studies suggest that although women consume ...

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This solution discusses issues related to women and AOD treatment for women.

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