Search Resources (English): Women with addictions

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Evaluation report of the Sheway project for high-risk pregnant and parenting women

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

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
Apprehensions: barriers to treatment for substance-using mothers

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

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Published: 2001
Women's substance use treatment: celebrating and moving forward: conference syllabus
Provides all presentations and related material from the conference. Includes information on best practices and programming for the treatment of women with substance abuse problems.
Published: 2003
Women and substance abuse: gender transparency
Examines differences between women engaged in drug treatment and women who are not engaged in drug treatment.
Published: 1999
Detoxification for women with substance use problems
Explains what happens during detoxification and how detox services are provided. Underlines the specific needs and issues that effect women in regards to withdrawal management. (See Details)
Published: 2002
Here's to you sister: creating a womens' addiction service: Amethysts's story
Tells the story of Amethyst, a women's addiction treatment centre, using the words of the women involved: clients, staff, board members, and volunteers. Provides the philosophical background to Amethyst's work, and describes in some detail the programs and services which the organization offers.
Disordered eating and substance use
Offers a definition of disordered eating and discusses the connection with substance use, including several areas of concern. Identifies barriers and suggests possible solutions to these barriers. (See Details)
Published: 2002
Women and substance abuse problems
Examines the gender differences in the prevalence and physical health impacts of problem substance use. (From Women's Health Surveillance Report: A Multidimensional Look at the Health of Canadian Women) (See Details)
Published: 2004
Addiction by prescription: one woman's triumph and fight for change
Recounts the story of one woman's prescription drug addiction and her efforts to prevent such an involuntary addiction in others.
Published: 2000