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NIDA. (1994, January 1). Women and Drug Abuse. Retrieved from https://archives.drugabuse.gov/publications/women-drug-abuse

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Women Who Get Treatment Can Rebuild Their Lives

Women who get treatment can rebuild their lives

After completing drug treatment and getting off drugs, women need help from family, friends, and employers to stay off drugs.

Family education and counseling programs in the neighborhood help women return to their families or jobs.

With good treatment and community support, women can recover from the illness of drug abuse and begin to build a better life.

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