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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
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
Horizons Two. Canadian women's alcohol and other drug use: increasing our understanding  
http://www.hc-sc.gc.ca/hecs-sesc/cds/pdf/hor2_e.pdf

Based on a report entitled, "Women and Substance Use in Canada." Presents highlights of this report and is intended as a quick reference and resource for addictions and public health staff involved in public education and community development, policy research staff involved in preparing briefs and other informationd documents, and applied researchers who need to collect better information on women's alcohol and drug use.

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Published: 1996
Creating solutions: women preventing FAS: understanding women's substance misuse  
http://www.nfhs-pg.org/documents/creating_solutions.pdf

Examines how women recover from substance misuse and thus prevent Fetal Alcohol Syndrome (FAS).

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Published: 2001
Shining a light on treatment issues women face: a profile of women participating in the Aurora House program, 1985-1995  
http://www.womenfdn.org/Resources/3Shining.html
Highlights the issues women seeking and receiving treatment continue to face in the key areas of employment, violence and abuse, education, health, legal issues, and racial discrimination. (See Details)
Published: 1998
Rural women and substance use: insights from a national project in three communities
Summarizes key insights and learnings from a national project to address substance use needs and issues for rural women in selected communities across Canada.
Published: 1997
Alcohol and older women  
http://www.womenfdn.org/Resources/info/pdfs/older%20women.pdf
Explores the connections between ageing and alcohol. Offers tips to overcoming some of the barriers to getting help that older women may face. (See Details)
Published: 2001
The hidden majority: a guidebook on alcohol and other drug issues for counsellors who work with women
Presents a guidebook for counsellors. Discusses the influences and patterns of women's substance use, how it affects women and the important issues to consider when working with and/or treating women .
Published: 1996
Alcohol, nicotine and substance use  
http://www.motherisk.org/women/alcohol.jsp
Describes a toll-free phone line that offers information and counselling to pregnant and breastfeeding women. Outlines myths and facts about alcohol and substance use during pregnancy. Links to related articles. (See Details)