March is Women’s History Month—and we can’t think of a better time to talk about a problem that affects millions of American women: addiction. Although men still outpace women in terms of substance abuse rates, that gap is steadily narrowing. As women’s opportunities have increased, so too has the pressure to “have it all,” leading many to self-medicate with alcohol, anxiety pills, and other drugs. In fact, deaths from prescription painkiller overdoses among women have increased more than 400% since 1999.
On March 12, we’re teaming up with The Huffington Post’s Healthy Living vertical (@HealthyLiving) to discuss this and other critical issues facing women today. From the media’s coverage of female celebrity addiction to the connection between binge drinking and sexual assault on college campuses, we’ll leave no stone (or pair of heels) un-turned.
We hope you’ll join us for what is sure to be a timely and spirited conversation. To participate, simply log onto Twitter at 3 PM ET on March 12 and search for the hashtag #addictionchat. We’ll be firing off questions throughout the hour, so be sure to include #addictionchat in your responses.
For more information and to RSVP, please contact Emma Edelman, firstname.lastname@example.org.Back to Index