Search Resources (English): Women with addictions, British Columbia Centre of Excellence for Women's Health (BCCEWH)

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Doing it all: developing integrated support for women experiencing mental health, trauma-related and substance use problems  
http://www.cwhn.ca/sites/default/files/PDF/CEWH/RB/bulletin-vol5no1EN.pdf

Discusses integrated and women-centred approaches to treatment and support for women who experience mental health, trauma-related and substance use problems.

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Published: 2006
The mice that roared: using feminist activist principles to influence policy  
http://www.cwhn.ca/sites/default/files/PDF/CEWH/RB/bulletin-vol2no1EN.pdf

Discusses how feminist activist principles can offer effective strategies for inclusive research practices, public advocay and policy change.

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Published: 2001
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
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
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
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