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Workers in the sex trade far more likely to suffer PTSD, trauma and issues with addiction

Workers in the sex trade far more likely to suffer PTSD, trauma and issues with addiction
Sex workers around the globe are far more likely to suffer violence and trauma than workers in any other sector, and it’s quite often the case that sex workers put themselves into such high-risk situations in order to fund drug habits or addictions

Sex workers around the globe are far more likely to suffer violence and trauma than workers in any other sector, and it’s quite often the case that sex workers put themselves into such high-risk situations in order to fund drug habits or other addictions. Serenity Health are experts in providing treatments for sex workers traumatised by their work activities or suffering issues with addiction.

Many young people develop an addiction to crack and heroin at a very early age and find one of the only ways to meet their need for drugs is to work in the sex industry. Work of this nature often destroys people, causing pain, trauma, nightmares and the inevitable grief that often accompanies the sale of sex for cash.

NHS England recognizes that most female sex workers living in the UK are affected by the use of illegal drugs, either by themselves or a partner, and this increases dependency upon sex work. Working while under the influence of drugs can also make sex workers more vulnerable, as it reduces their ability to protect themselves adequately. All these issues feed into the likelihood of trauma and issues with PTSD. Helping to address problems with addiction can be very difficult within this arena, as sex workers often find it difficult to be open within group environments and with users of drug treatment services.

2018-08-30T01:29:53+00:00 August 30th, 2018|

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