Menopause is a glaring symptom of a simple fact of life: we all get older, if we’re lucky. Menopause may bring with it all sorts of unpleasant physical and psychological changes, and women may turn to drugs or alcohol—or increase their use of these substances—in an attempt to cope with them.
Along with the hormonal and emotional changes that accompany aging, women often use drugs or alcohol to cope with other issues that become more common around the age of menopause. It’s common for women to self-medicate the symptoms of menopause with drugs or alcohol, increasing their risk of addiction and dependence.
In this eBook, you’ll learn:
- The symptoms of menopause and how they may lead to substance abuse
- Drugs most commonly abused by women in menopause
- Why women in menopause sometimes don’t seek help for addiction or dependence
- How treatment helps to improve lives