Alcohol and drug addiction, especially prescribed drugs given by doctors for depression and anxiety is on the rise in women in India. Alcohol and drug addictions can have devastating effects on a woman’s life. If you find yourself organizing your day’s activities around getting or using alcohol or drugs, this is a clear sign of addictive behavior. Missing work, less and less contact with family and friends, and even personal hygiene issues can develop as addictive behaviors start to take over your life.
A high percentage of women with addiction problems have suffered physical or sexual abuse sometime in the past or in the present.