Dianova and the World Federation Against Drugs publish an infographic that make gender barriers in the treatment of addictions visible and proposes ways to overcome them
Author: Dr. Gisela Hansen Rodríguez
Gender and addictions: Why should this relationship be taken into account?
It is essential to introduce a gender perspective in the field of addictions because it provides a better understanding of the specific relationships that men, women and people with different gender identities have with substance use. We do know now that men and women are subject to different social and cultural conditionings. As a result, each analysis, strategy or intervention should be designed based on a gender perspective. Maintaining a rigid view of drug use and considering the population as a single, static and homogeneous whole can only lead to an androcentric perception of the situation that precludes the implementation of the meticulous and specific interventions men and women need, based on their different situations and realities.