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51 Essential Addiction & Self-Care Resources for Black Women

By: Southeast Detox

Substance abuse and co-occurring mental health disorders are significant problems in the United States, but some populations are more affected than others.

Black women are more negatively impacted by addiction, and they suffer from addiction worse than other populations in the US. Currently, approximately 6.2% of African American women abuse illicit drugs, which is higher than the national average of 5.7%, and this number is only increasing. n

When it comes to substance abuse in black women, the populations that are most affected are include women who are more vulnerable to incarceration, illness, poverty, and single motherhood. This may be due to several reasons, including a lack of study on the effects of drug use in black women, inherent racism and sexism in the world of psychological healthcare, and prejudice against black women and their needs in the United States. n

Because of the intense disparity in access to healthcare specifically for black women who are struggling with addiction, finding trustworthy resources is incredibly important. Below is a list of the top addiction and mental health resources that work to decrease this disparity and ensure that the women who need help receive it.

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