Female crack addicts suffer many more serious social consequences from the drug epidemic than men. Both social policies and drug addiction treatment options have generally failed to address the specific needs of women. Female crack addicts are subjected to horrible conditions and are quickly forced into a lifestyle involving prostitution in crack houses because of their addiction and need to obtain crack.
This inevitable descent leads many if not most female addicts into social isolation due to the prevailing negative stereotypes and stigmatization resulting from their failure to live up to expected cultural roles demanded of women. Research studies on the relationship between criminal behavior and drugs show how each affects the other and how crack use causes extensive criminal behavior.