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Improving conditions: integrating sex and gender into federal mental health and addictions policy  
http://www.cwhn.ca/sites/default/files/PDF/ImprovingConditions.pdf

Examines factors across the lifespan that demonstrate why an examination of sex differences and gender influences is crucial to any policy work in mental health and substance use.

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Published: 2006
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
Treatments for addiction  
http://www.heretohelp.bc.ca/publications/factsheets/treatments-addiction

Looks at the philosophy of treatments available for people with addictions. Lists treatment options in British Columbia.

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Published: 2003
Getting help for addictions  
http://www.heretohelp.bc.ca/publications/factsheets/treatments-addiction

Encourages those struggling with addictions to get help. Provides a list of community resources in British Columbia.

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Published: 2003
Best practices: concurrent mental health and substance use disorders  
http://www.camh.net/About_Addiction_Mental_Health/Concurrent_Disorders/Concurrent_Disorders_Information_Guide/concurrent_disorders_info_guide.pdf

Offers recommendations for the screening, assessment and treatment of people experiencing a combination of mental/psychiatric problems with the abuse of alcohol and/or other psychoactive drugs.

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Published: 2001
Unemployment and mental health and addictions  
http://www.heretohelp.bc.ca/publications/factsheets/unemployment

Looks at how unemployment can affect people's vulnerability to mental illness and addictions.

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Published: 2003
Personal costs of mental disorders and addictions  
http://www.heretohelp.bc.ca/sites/default/files/images/37_personalcosts.pdf

Looks at some of the personal costs of mental disorders and addiction to individuals, including education, participation in social activities, adequate housing, and others.

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Published: 2003
Economic costs of mental disorders and addictions  
http://www.heretohelp.bc.ca/publications/factsheets/costs

Looks at the financial burdens mental health disorders and addictions can have on individuals, as well as workplaces and society as a whole.

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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
Housing for people with mental disorders and addictions  
http://www.heretohelp.bc.ca/publications/factsheets/housing

Looks at the experiences of people with mental disorders and addictions with substandard, or even dangerous, housing.

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Published: 2003