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Financial Instability

Women tend to have lower incomes and educational levels, and are also less likely to be employed than males. “Between five and 35 percent of women receiving Temporary Aid to Needy Families (TANF) have a substance abuse problem that impedes their ability to work,” says the 2005 SAMHSA Report on Women. Lack of income makes it harder for women to pay for childcare and transportation; both barriers to treatment.

ASME Article: Gender Differences in Private Substance Abuse Treatment Retention

ATTC of New England Cultural Issues Statement: Women’s Work

 

 

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