“Asking for help is really the beginning of any sort of recovery process.”
Substance AbuseMen are more than twice as likely to abuse substances (alcohol and drugs) than women and be hospitalised for it. What we would like to highlight is why men abuse substances. At about the age of 16, males become far less risk-averse. Men struggle to channel their emotions. Thus, the door opens to coping mechanisms.
Asking For Help
One of the differences often highlighted between men and women is asking for help — a common theme in male health. On average, women tend to speak about problems sooner than men do. Culturally, in Scotland, men still find it more challenging than women to admit difficulties, particularly concerning mental health.