Cecilia M. Ford, Ph.D. is a clinical psychologist with more than 30 years experience as a psychotherapist in New York City. A specialist in women’s emotional health, her areas of expertise and interest include marriage and relationship therapy, parenting, sexual health and menopause, eating disorders and addictions, and body image. She also researches and advises women over 40 about Internet dating.

Women and the Opiod Epidemic: A National Emergency

By Cecilia M. Ford, Ph.D.
Women have been particularly hard hit by the opioid epidemic. Across America, they are dying more often, and at younger ages, than ever before. This is especially true for white women—death rates for blacks and Hispanics are continuing to fall. There has been a 400 per cent increase in overdose deaths among middle-aged white females from 1994 to 2014.
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