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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
Connecting systems, supporting change: transition houses, women experiencing partner violence and substance use  
http://www.cwhn.ca/sites/default/files/PDF/CEWH/RB/bulletin-vol5no1EN.pdf

Discusses research that looked at the relationship between alcohol and substance use in women who experience intimate partner violence and treatment interventions made available in transition houses or shelters.

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Published: 2006
Mental health and addictions in women  
http://www.cwhn.ca/sites/default/files/PDF/CEWH/RB/bulletin-vol5no1EN.pdf

Examines sex, gender and women's health in relation to mental health and problematic substance use.

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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
Problem substance use workbook: information and resources for effective self-management of substance use problems

Provides information and resources to help guide people with substance use issues through the process of understanding more about the impacts of problem alcohol or drug use behaviour and treatments.

Published: 2004
Best practices: treatment and rehabilitation for seniors with substance use problems  
http://www.hc-sc.gc.ca/hc-ps/pubs/adp-apd/treat_senior-trait_ainee/index-eng.php

Identifies best practices related treatment and rehabilitation for seniors with substance use problems, and specialized substance abuse treatment programs for seniors in Canada.

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Published: 2002
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
How you can help: a toolkit for families: a resource for families supporting children, youth and adults with a mental or substan

Provides information and resources to assist families in caring for a family member with a mental illness.

Published: 2004
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
A study of the service needs of pregnant addicted women in Manitoba  
http://www.cewh-cesf.ca/PDF/pwhce/pregnant-addicted.pdf

Describes service needs of pregnant women who are substance users. Suggests a gender-sensitive model for treatment and extending treatment to women who present while intoxicated.

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Published: 2000