True and Disturbing Fact: 1 in 6 women have been sexually abused and 1 in 33 men have been sexually abused
True and Disturbing Fact: 15% of victims were under the age of 12 when abused.
True and Disturbing Fact: Sadly, the statistics flow in this direction. Women who have experienced childhood sexual abuse or who experience incidents of sexual assault and rape in adulthood stand a strong likelihood of encountering problems with addiction, suggesting that abuse and assault may lead women toward addictive behaviors
True And Disturbing Fact: Women progress faster than men into addiction, even when using a similar or lesser amount of substances, and ultimately suffer more health-related consequences
There needs to be tougher laws on abusers, and the laws that are in place need to be rigorously pursued. I also think there needs to be less stigma attached to talking about these cycles of abuse and addiction. Women are suffering and dying because there isn’t enough public conversation about this.
Agree or Disagree?