Search Resources (English): Women with addictions, Canadian Women's Health Network (CWHN)

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Pregnant addicted women in Manitoba

Examines current services and programs for pregnant women who seek, participate with and complete addictions treatment in Manitoba.

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Published: 2002
Manufacturing addiction: the over-prescription of tranquilizers and sleeping pills to women in Canada

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
Just say no: the dangers of tranquilizers and sleeping pills
Briefly examines the health risks and consequences associated with long-term use of benzodiazepines and tranquilizers. Includes references. (See Details)
Published: 2003
Tranquility can kill

This article consists of an interview about one womans withdrawal from addiction to Valium. The interview is conducted by a member of the Women's Therapy Study Support Group and Connie Clement of Women Healthsharing.   

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Published: 1982
Why women drink

This article is an exploration of women and alcoholism. 

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Published: 1984
Highs & lows: Canadian perspectives on women and substance use

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
Young women and alcohol abuse: a look at trends, consequences, influences and prevention approaches

This article is adapted from Girl-Centred Approaches to Prevention, Harm Reduction, and Treatment and Heavy Alcohol Use Among Girls and Young Women: Highlights of Findings from Literature Review and Web Search. It illustrates how increasing attention is being brought to the issue of substance use by girls and young women, and the associated health and social consequences of heavy drinking, smoking cigarettes, as well as the use of both licit and illicit substances. Local, national, and international data now show that the gender gap in substance use is closing.

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Published: Spring/Summer 2010