Search Resources (English): Women with addictions

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Women and substance use  
http://corp.aadac.com/content/corporate/for_women/women_info_substance_use.pdf
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  
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
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  
http://www.womenfdn.org/Resources/info/pdfs/detox.pdf
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  
http://www.womenfdn.org/Resources/info/pdfs/eat.pdf
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  
http://www.biomedcentral.com/1472-6874/4/S1/S8
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