Women more likely to be addicted to prescription drugs

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Women are more likely to misuse prescription medication than any other type of drug. UNODC File Photo.

Women are more likely to misuse prescription medication than any other type of drug, according to a new report released by the UN Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC).

The 2015 World Drug Report highlights that one out of three drug users is female.

But in treatment centres, they represent only one out of five people, meaning that women are not getting as much help as men when it comes to overcoming addiction.

To find out more about the gender discrepancies related to drug use, Stephanie Coutrix spoke with Angela Me from UNODC's office in Vienna.

Duration: 2'31"

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