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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
Cocaine use: recommendations in treatment and rehabilitation  
http://dsp-psd.communication.gc.ca/Collection/H49-155-2001E.pdf

Identifies best practices in treatment and rehabilitation for individuals with cocaine-use problems and promotes the use of effective interventions by providing information on cocaine and its effects. Provides a review of the treatment literature on pharmacological and behavioral treatment interventions, and makes recommendations for best practices.

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Published: 2000
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
Substance use and pregnancy: conceiving women in the policy-making process  
http://www.swc-cfc.gc.ca/
Examines how policy in Canada deals with the issue of substance use during pregnancy and suggests alternative ways of addressing this problem that may prove less polarizing and punitive toward women. (See Details)
Published: 2000
Evaluating client satisfaction with adult treatment programs
Presents the results of a client satisfaction evaluation on the Adult Treatment Programs for chemical dependency. Includes recommendations concerning the evaluations of such programs, including the inclusion of non-completers.
Published: 1998
Breastfeeding and drugs  
http://www.motherisk.org/breastfeeding/index.php3
Lists drugs that are contraindicated for breastfeeding women. Describes potential side effects. (See Details)
Published: 2001
Full circle: drugs, the environment and our health  
http://www.whp-apsf.ca/en/documents/fullCircle.html
Looks at the environmental contamination of rivers and lakes by chemical products from a public health perspective. Argues that the most health-promoting, cost-effective strategy for everyone is prevention. (See Details)
Published: 2004
Pharmaceuticals in our water: a new threat to public health?  
http://www.whp-apsf.ca/en/documents/pharmWater.html
Summarizes what is known about pharmaceutical and personal care products and their impact on water pollution. Describes what can be done to reverse the threat these products pose to the population's health and to the environment. (See Details)
Published: 2004
Is it safe for my baby?
Provides information about the relative risk and safety of prescription, over-the-counter and illegal drugs, along with alcohol, tobacco and other substances to the fetus during pregnancy and the baby during breastfeeding.
Published: 2003