I am sure that you know that abusing stimulants like amphetamines, cocaine, and methamphetamine does not lead to good long term brain health. Just imagine if the side effects were worse for one sex? That's what a new study in the journal of Radiology implies: After abstaining for more than a year, women who were previously hooked on stimulants had considerably less gray matter volume in their brains, while once-dependent men did not show the same change.

After reading this research it appears that men displayed, overall, more drug-related symptoms than women. This characteristic could be present because of many reasons. The research finds that men may be more likely to externalize (instead of internalize) their emotions, which can result in impulsive behavior, like drug use.

How Does Your Brain Shape Up????