Is Recovery for Women Different than for Men

Who is more likely to relapse after opioid addiction treatment — women or men? For women, the greatest risk factors for opioid relapse were depression, more severe withdrawal and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).

For men, the strongest risk factors included use of multiple substances and a history of conduct disorder. That’s a behavior problem in which rules or basic rights of others are violated.

For both women and men, younger age was also a relapse risk, the findings showed. For the complete article: