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  1. According to statistics, men are actually more likely to develop alcoholism, drug addiction, and other types of addiction. It is impossible to say exactly what this is connected with. However, addiction develops against the background of certain causes, which are more often associated with problems at work, in personal life, and various stressful situations. And with the help of alcohol or drugs, people try to protect themselves from negativity, because it is much easier than solving problems in other ways. Also, men try to get the most of the missing emotions in everyday life.

    Women often share their problems with their friends or with their husband, but men prefer to worry about everything on their own and very often break down. Women are more emotional and it becomes easier for them to speak out or “cry out”, which cannot be said about men.

  2. You might be surprised: women are more likely to go to the emergency room or get a fatal overdose due to abuse. Although it is true, according to statistics, 11.5% of men over the age of 12 have a disorder associated with the use of psychoactive substances or alcohol, compared with 6.4% of women.

    Women just have their own characteristics of dependent behavior. And because of biology, and the society in which we live.

    • Women start drinking at a younger age than men.
    • Women develop addiction faster.
    • Women “stabilize” at higher doses than men.
    • Women with addictions are found to have more additional mental health problems than men (for example, anxiety and depression).
    • Because of these additional mental health problems, women are more likely to break down during treatment.
    • Women ‚Äútied up ” are more likely to break down and because of external stress.
    • Statistically, women are more likely than men to face obstacles that prevent them from receiving treatment (for example, financial barriers, family responsibilities, co-occurring mental disorders, feelings of shame).
    • Women are more likely to choose milder forms of addiction: self-medication with medications, antidepressants, painkillers, food, shopaholism, TV shows, dependent relationships with alcoholics.

    By and large, chemical addictions (alcoholism, drug addiction, substance abuse, smoking), gambling addictions (gambling, Internet addiction), sex alcoholism, food addiction, shopaholism, sports addiction, religious fanaticism, and dependent relationships-all addictions are very similar to each other.

    If we are talking about a dependent person, then the chances of becoming such a person do not depend on gender. Here, heredity, social conditions, and psychology (including developmental injuries) are important.

    People who are addicted use substances (or people) to escape reality. Dependent behavior allows you to achieve a sense of inner emotional control over mental helplessness.

    If you are interested in a list of traits of a person who is prone to addiction, here it is:

    1) reduced tolerance to the difficulties of everyday life along with good tolerance to crisis situations;

    2) a hidden inferiority complex combined with outwardly manifested superiority;

    3) external sociability combined with fear of persistent emotional contacts;

    4) the tendency to tell lies;

    5) the tendency to blame others ;

    6) the desire to avoid responsibility in decision-making;

    7) stereotypical, repetitive behavior;

    9) anxiety.

  3. Because men's endorphin addiction is higher, they get a lot more buzz from sexual intercourse than women, and throughout their lives they need more endorphins to feel good, so they feel much worse when they are not enough. And they go into all sorts of trouble.

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