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Mental health and addictions in women  
http://www.cwhn.ca/sites/default/files/PDF/CEWH/RB/bulletin-vol5no1EN.pdf

Examines sex, gender and women's health in relation to mental health and problematic substance use.

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Published: 2006
Women, mental health, mental illness and addiction in Canada: an overview  
http://www.cwhn.ca/sites/default/files/PDF/womenMentalHealth.pdf

Provides information about issues in women’s mental health, illness and addictions, such as women-centred care, trauma and violence, depression, and more, and makes recommendations for the next steps.

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Published: 2006
Girls, women, substance use and addiction  
http://www.cewh-cesf.ca/PDF/bccewh/policyBCCEWH.pdf

Argues that current trends in women’s substance use demand a concerted, women-centred response.

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Published: 2005
Aboriginal women with addictions: a discussion paper on triple marginalization in the health care system  
http://www.cewh-cesf.ca/PDF/bccewh/addictions.pdf

Examines the ways in which First Nations women who misuse substances are triply marginalized in the health care system, and the devastating implications of this.

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Published: 2000
Including Black women in health and social policy development: winning over addictions  
http://www.acewh.dal.ca/eng/reports/moving13.pdf

Examines how policies impact on the experiences of Black Nova Scotians women recovering from drug addiction and involved with child welfare agencies.

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Published: 2001
Manufacturing addiction: the over-prescription of tranquilizers and sleeping pills to women in Canada  
http://www.cwhn.ca/en/node/39526

Examines the over-prescription of benzodiazepines to women in Canada. Urges the establishment of clinical practice guidelines on the use and prescribing of these drugs and sleeping pills.

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Published: Winter/Spring 2004
Manufacturing addiction: the over-prescription of benzodiazepines and sleeping pills to women in Canada  
http://www.cewh-cesf.ca/PDF/bccewh/benzobrief.pdf

Outlines the pharmacology of benzodiazepines, prescribing rates and practices in Canada. Examines the over-prescription of these medications to women, as well as the effects of withdrawal and recovery from addiction.

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Published: 2003
A study of the service needs of pregnant addicted women in Manitoba  
http://www.cewh-cesf.ca/PDF/pwhce/pregnant-addicted.pdf

Describes service needs of pregnant women who are substance users. Suggests a gender-sensitive model for treatment and extending treatment to women who present while intoxicated.

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Published: 2000
Evaluation report of the Sheway project for high-risk pregnant and parenting women  
http://www.cewh-cesf.ca/PDF/bccewh/sheway.pdf

Evaluates this outreach program that provides holistic services to pregnant women who are substance users, and support to mothers until their children are 18 months of age.

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Published: 2000
Including Black women in health and social policy development: winning over addictions: empowering Black mothers with addictions  
http://www.cewh-cesf.ca/PDF/acewh/triple-jeopardy.pdf

Explores the impact of addiction on the lives of Black mothers involved with child welfare agencies and examines systemic barriers to successful intervention.

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Published: 2001