Search Resources (English): Women with addictions

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Planning for change: women & chemical dependencies
Reports on the Canadian Mental Health Association conference, 'Planning for Change: Women & Chemical Dependencies' held in St. John's on June 11 to 13, 1993. The conference addressed chemical dependency in three specific focus groups: young women, elderly women and Native women. Successive workshops focused on guiding principles in the education and treatment of women, social realities, substance abuse issues specific to each group, services currently available, and ways to make prevention and treatment programs more effective. This report summarizes the collective knowledge, experience and recommendations of the women who participated in the conference. From this conference came the overwhelming sense that substance abuse is a symptom of underlying problems facing women in our society such as low self-esteem; physical, sexual or psychological abuse; poverty; and isolation. It became apparent that improving the quality of women's lives is an effective way to prevent substance abuse and to speed recovery. The report concludes with recommendations to develop culturally sensitive programs for Native women, to provide day care for women in treatment, to treat addictions in holistic ways that address underlying social and psychological problems, to provide social activities that overcome isolation and replace pastimes centred on drugs or alcohol, to teach problem solving skills and stress management.
Published: 1993
Literature search: selected articles on woman and substance use issues 2002
Consists of an annotated bibliography of 2002 articles on women and substance abuse. Articles are divided into categories such as best practices, co-occurring issues, illicit/licit drugs and various sub-groups. (See Details)
Published: 2003
Women and addictions - program resource kit
Presents the agendas of three teleconference calls organised by the Educational Plannign and Design Associates to discuss various aspects of women's addictions. Explores what is known about women, alcohol, tobacco and other mood altering drugs. Includes handouts on persons with disabilities and addictions, and The Three Rs: recognizing, reaching, and referring women with addictions. Also examines women's personal experiences in dealing with alcohol, tobacco and other mood altering drugs. Identifies prevention and treatment strategies for women, and what women can do to facilitate necessary change.
Published: 1992
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
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
Self-help for women in recovery
Stresses the importance of mutual supports and outlines several types of self-help programs for women recovering from alcohol and drug abuse. (See Details)
Published: 2000
Drug wise: a book about safe drug use for older women who are caregivers
Provides information and suggestions for identifying and dealing with drug problems in older people as well as preventing alcohol and drug problems in caregivers. Examines the effects of and problems associated with: mood-altering prescription drugs (tranquilizers, sleeping pills, and anti-depressants); alcohol; physical health prescription drugs; and over-the-counter durgs. Details the reasons for drug and alcohol abuse in older women, including depression. Discusses the problems with short-term drug use and long-term drug use, such as drug interactions, tolerance, and withdrawal. Provides information specifically for caregivers on how to survive caregiving and how to get help.
Published: 1992
Canadian Indigenous women and substance use
Suggests that the physical consequences of Indigenous women's addictions are not as frequently fatal as males' addictions.
Published: 1995
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 Indo-Canadian women
Describes the current state of substance use for Indo-Canadian women and outlines possible risk factors. Offers suggestions to overcoming the social and cultural barriers. (See Details)
Published: 2002