Treatment of Addiction Discussion

The Bacon (2019) text states that in the history of Substance Use Disorder treatment that women have been treated differently from men in many ways. Describe some of the differences. Might these still be a factor?
Step 2 of the 12 steps states: “Came to believe that a Power greater than ourselves could restore us to sanity.” What are your thoughts about the Higher Power concept? What is your understanding of this step? What makes it so important?