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Women, girls and substance use: some of the facts  
http://www.cwhn.ca/sites/default/files/PDF/CEWH/RB/bulletin-vol5no1EN.pdf

Provides an overview of data on alcohol and substance use among Canadian girls and women.

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Published: 2006
Doing it all: developing integrated support for women experiencing mental health, trauma-related and substance use problems  
http://www.cwhn.ca/sites/default/files/PDF/CEWH/RB/bulletin-vol5no1EN.pdf

Discusses integrated and women-centred approaches to treatment and support for women who experience mental health, trauma-related and substance use problems.

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Published: 2006
Best practices: treatment and rehabilitation for women with substance use problems  
http://www.hc-sc.gc.ca/hl-vs/pubs/adp-apd/bp_women-mp_femmes/index-eng.php

Identifies elements of best practice in the treatment and rehabilitation of women with substance use problems.

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Published: 2001
A potent mix of issues  
http://www.cwhn.ca/node/39761

Discusses the 'potent mix' of controversial issues raised by the "G" case, which raises the question of whether the state has the right to force pregnant substance users into treatment programs.

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Published: 1997
Women  
http://www.heretohelp.bc.ca/sites/default/files/images/4.pdf

Looks at women's mental health and addictions issues, including eating disorders, mothering, rural issues, benzodiazepines, and workplaces.

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Published: 2004
Canadian addiction survey (CAS): a national survey of Canadians' use of alcohol and other drugs: prevalence of use and related h

Examines the prevalence, incidence and patterns of alcohol and other drug use in the Canadian population aged 15 years and older. Links may requires PDF reader.

Published: 2005
Depression, anxiety, alcohol and other drugs  
http://www.heretohelp.bc.ca/sites/default/files/images/dep-anx-sub.pdf

Investigates the interrelationships between mood, anxiety, and use of substances as well as signs to watch out for that may indicate a disorder requiring intervention.

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Published: 2004
Concurrent disorders: mental disorders and substance use problems

Explores barriers people with concurrent disorders (combination of a mental illness and substance use disorder) can face when looking at treatment options.

Published: 2003
Stigma and discrimination around mental disorders and addictions  
http://www.heretohelp.bc.ca/publications/factsheets/stigma

Looks at how discrimination can negatively impact on recovery for people dealing with mental health issues or substance abuse.

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Published: 2003
Substance abuse and conjugal violence: literature and the situation in Quebec  
http://publications.msss.gouv.qc.ca/biblio/CPLT/publications/1099sabuse.pdf

Explores the correlation between substance abuse and conjugal violence.

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Published: 1999