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Addiction

11 March 2011

Women get addicted to cocaine quicker

New research shows that women become addicted to cocaine more easily than men, and find it harder to give it up.

It seems that women become addicted to cocaine more easily than men and find it harder to give it up. New research published in Biology of Sex Differences reinforces this position by showing that the motivation of female rats to work for cocaine is much higher than males.

"Whilst certain personality types are perhaps predisposed towards drug addiction," Dr Jennifer Cummings explained, "An individual's sex continues to increase the likelihood of drug abuse." - (EurekAlert!, March 2011)

 

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