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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  
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
Tranquility can kill  
http://www.cwhn.ca/sites/default/files/PDF/Healthsharing/1982_Healthsharing_Winter.pdf

This article consists of an interview about one womans withdrawal from addiction to Valium. The interview is conducted by a member of the Women's Therapy Study Support Group and Connie Clement of Women Healthsharing.   


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Published: 1982