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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
Girls, women, substance use and addiction  
http://www.cewh-cesf.ca/PDF/bccewh/policyBCCEWH.pdf

Argues that current trends in women’s substance use demand a concerted, women-centred response.

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Published: 2005
Alcohol: a women's issue  
http://www.niaaa.nih.gov/NR/rdonlyres/57DD6ADD-6209-42BA-8831-754AD7580FBF/0/WomensBrochure.pdf

Examines the ways in which alcohol consumption affects women differently from men. Explains the negative health effects of moderate and heavy drinking on women.

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Published: 2003
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
Alcohol and pregnancy  
http://www.hc-sc.gc.ca/main/lcdc/web/brch/factshts/alcprg_e.html

Presents perinatal health information on alcohol use and pregnancy, the effects of alcohol consumption during pregnancy and the prevalence of FAS in some Canadian subpopulations.

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Published: 1998
A cappella north 2  
www.icah.ca/content/en/resources/detail/index.php?rid=63830&type=19

Reports on a survey conducted that explored the lives of young women living in Yukon. Examines such questions as alcohol and drug use, sexual assault, First Nations youth, education, active living and health, and equality.

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Published: 2002
Girls, women and substance use  
http://www.cewh-cesf.ca/PDF/bccewh/substanceUse.pdf

Summarizes the ways in which substance use and addiction differ for girls and women, and the implications of those differences for policy, research, systems and services.

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Published: 2005
Supporting change: preventing and addressing alcohol use in pregnancy  
http://www.beststart.org/resources/alc_reduction/pdf/participant_hndbk_june05.pdf
Informs physicians about alcohol use and abuse in pregnancy, appropriate screening and assessment of their pregnant patients, and provides tools and resources. (See Details)
Published: 2005
Keys to a successful alcohol and pregnancy communication campaign  
http://www.beststart.org/resources/alc_reduction/pdf/keys.pdf
Provides resources, tools and advice to support service providers in developing effective campaigns on the topic of alcohol use and pregnancy. (See Details)
Published: 2003
Planning guide: training local physicians on alcohol use and pregnancy  
http://www.beststart.org/resources/alc_reduction/pdf/community_planning_guide.pdf
Provides information for event planners and facilitators on how to engage physicians in a training session and includes self-assessment questionnaires for physicians, evaluation forms and referrals for further information. (See Details)
Published: 2002