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Girls, women, substance use and addiction

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

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Published: 2005
Cocaine use: recommendations in treatment and rehabilitation

Identifies best practices in treatment and rehabilitation for individuals with cocaine-use problems and promotes the use of effective interventions by providing information on cocaine and its effects. Provides a review of the treatment literature on pharmacological and behavioral treatment interventions, and makes recommendations for best practices.

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Published: 2000
A cappella north 2

Reports on a survey conducted that explored the lives of young women living in Yukon. Examines such questions as alcohol and drug use, sexual assault, First Nations youth, education, active living and health, and equality.

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Published: 2002
Girls, women and substance use

Summarizes the ways in which substance use and addiction differ for girls and women, and the implications of those differences for policy, research, systems and services.

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Published: 2005
Drifting and doing: changes in drug use among Toronto street youth, 1990-1992
Presents information on the negative effects of drug use on street youth, based on a survey of youth aged 24 years and under interviewed between February and May, 1992 in downtown Toronto.
Published: 1992
Women, drug use, and HIV infection
Highlights a number of factors related to HIV infection among women who inject drugs and/or smoke crack cocaine, or who are the sex partners of individuals who use these drugs.
Published: 1998
Substance use and pregnancy: conceiving women in the policy-making process
Examines how policy in Canada deals with the issue of substance use during pregnancy and suggests alternative ways of addressing this problem that may prove less polarizing and punitive toward women. (See Details)
Published: 2000
Evaluating client satisfaction with adult treatment programs
Presents the results of a client satisfaction evaluation on the Adult Treatment Programs for chemical dependency. Includes recommendations concerning the evaluations of such programs, including the inclusion of non-completers.
Published: 1998
Breastfeeding and drugs
Lists drugs that are contraindicated for breastfeeding women. Describes potential side effects. (See Details)
Published: 2001
Full circle: drugs, the environment and our health
Looks at the environmental contamination of rivers and lakes by chemical products from a public health perspective. Argues that the most health-promoting, cost-effective strategy for everyone is prevention. (See Details)
Published: 2004