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
Drug wise: a book for older women about safe drug use
Provides information on safe drug use for women over the age of 55. Explains how alcohol and drugs have a greater effect on older women, how older women are given the most prescriptions for drugs and often take several different kinds of drugs. Discusses mood-altering prescription drugs (tranquilizers, sleeping pills, and anti-depressants); alcohol; physical health drugs (drugs your doctor prescribes for medical problems); and over-the-counter drugs. Examines the problems caused by short-term use of drugs as well as those caused by long-term drug use. Includes suggestions on how to interact with your doctor, your rights as a patient, and how to work with your pharmacist.
Published: 1992
Fact sheet: Addiction services for women
Explores issues relevant to better meet the unique needs of women who experience addictions to alcohol, drugs, gambling, and cross-addictions. Asks such questions as: why don’t Island women use Addiction Services as fully as Island men, what are the major issues for an Island woman addict, what kind of service do Island women want, and will these service needs continue in the future? Points to different needs from addiction services for women than men and ways that Island Addiction services can address these differences. (See Details)
Published: 2001
Alcohol and other drug problems and B.C. women: a report to the Minister of Health from the Minister's Advisory Council on Wome
Provides a framework for addressing women's substance use focusing on women-centered care and a continuum of alcohol and drug related services. Includes recommendations. (See Details)
Published: 1997
The three R's: recognizing, reaching, and referring women with addictions: a guide for caregivers
Provides practical and theoretical information in order to help caregivers in recognizing, reaching, and referring women with substance abuse problems.
Published: 1991
Women and substance use
Discusses drug and alcohol abuse in women. (See Details)
Published: 2003
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
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