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Apprehensions: barriers to treatment for substance-using mothers  
http://www.cewh-cesf.ca/PDF/bccewh/apprehensions.pdf

Examines barriers and supports encountered by women entering care at addictions services in Prince George and Vancouver.

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Published: 2001
A motherhood issue: discourses on mothering under duress  
http://www.swc-cfc.gc.ca/pubs/pubspr/0662326791/index_e.html
Analyzes the policy discourse as it pertains to women in three situations of mothering under duress (women who use substances, mothers who are subjected to violence and women who experience mental illness). (See Details)
Published: 2002
Just say no: the dangers of tranquilizers and sleeping pills  
http://www.cwhn.ca/resources/kickers/benzo.html
Briefly examines the health risks and consequences associated with long-term use of benzodiazepines and tranquilizers. Includes references. (See Details)
Published: 2003
Highs & lows: Canadian perspectives on women and substance use  
http://www.cwhn.ca/node/39425

Discusses substance use among girls and women in Canada. Looks at what substances Canadian women use, what are the gendered influences on women's substance use, and what are the challenges.

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Published: Spring/Summer 2008
Trauma-informed approaches in addictions treatment   
http://www.bccewh.bc.ca/publications-resources/documents/GenderingNatFrameworkTraumaInformed.pdf

Provides discussion guide on addressing coexisting trauma, mental health and substance use problems experienced by girls and women through trauma-informed and trauma-specific approaches. Developed from the work of the Community of Practice (vCoP) that served as a mechanism for “gendering” the National Framework for Action to Reduce the Harms Associated with Alcohol and other Drugs and Substances in Canada.

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Published: 2009
Women-centred harm reduction  
http://www.bccewh.bc.ca/publications-resources/documents/GenderingNatFrameworkWomencentredHarmReduction.pdf

Provides discussion guide to stimulate conversation on gendered approaches to harm reduction. Developed from the work of the Community of Practice (vCoP) that served as a mechanism for “gendering” the National Framework for Action to Reduce the Harms Associated with Alcohol and other Drugs and Substances in Canada.

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Published: 2010
Mothering and substance use: approaches to prevention, harm reduction and treatment  
http://www.bccewh.bc.ca/publications-resources/documents/GenderingNatFrameworkMotheringandSubstanceUse.pdf

Provides discussion guide to stimulate further conversation on addressing the needs of pregnant women and mothers in substance use prevention, harm reduction, treatment, service system planning, and policy making. Developed from the work of the Community of Practice (vCoP) that served as a mechanism for “gendering” the National Framework for Action to Reduce the Harms Associated with Alcohol and other Drugs and Substances in Canada.

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Published: 2010