Women with addictions

Women with addictions

Why women drink

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English
Owning Org: 
Canadian Women's Health Network (CWHN)
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Paper
Author: 
Linda Rasmussen
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Vol 5, No. 4
Publisher: 
Women Healthsharing
Publication Date: 
1984
Publication Place: 
Toronto, ON

This article is an exploration of women and alcoholism. 

Tranquility can kill

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Canadian Women's Health Network (CWHN)
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Paper
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Linda Rauch Peregal
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vol 3, No. 4
Publisher: 
Women Healthsharing
Publication Date: 
1982
Publication Place: 
Toronto, ON

This article consists of an interview about one womans withdrawal from addiction to Valium. The interview is conducted by a member of the Women's Therapy Study Support Group and Connie Clement of Women Healthsharing.   


When researchers come calling: A guide for organisations that work with women

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British Columbia Centre of Excellence for Women's Health (BCCEWH)
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Women's Health Research Institute
BC Centre of Excellence for Women's Health
University of British Columbia
University of Victoria
Publication Date: 
2009
Publication Place: 
Vancouver, BC

Guide for organizations that serve women with addictions to help them them in making decisions about participating in research. Summarizes findings from a Canadian Institutes for Health Research (CIHR)-funded study lead by Dr. Amy Salmon that examined how to better support the active and meaningful participation of women with substance use problems in health research.

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Your Rights in Research: A Guide for Women

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British Columbia Centre of Excellence for Women's Health (BCCEWH)
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Paper
Online
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British Columbia Centre of Excellence for Women's Health
Women’s Health Research Institute
University of British Columbia
University of Victoria
Publication Date: 
2009
Publication Place: 
Vancouver, BC

Guide for women with addictions for making decisions about participating in research. Summarizes findings from a Canadian Institutes for Health Research (CIHR)-funded study lead by Dr. Amy Salmon that examined how to better support the active and meaningful participation of women with substance use problems in health research.

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Mothering and substance use: approaches to prevention, harm reduction and treatment

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Centres of Excellence for Womens Health (CEWH)
British Columbia Centre of Excellence for Women's Health (BCCEWH)
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Paper
Online
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BC Centre of Excellence for Women's Health
Publication Date: 
2010
Publication Place: 
Vancouver, BC

Provides discussion guide to stimulate further conversation on addressing the needs of pregnant women and mothers in substance use prevention, harm reduction, treatment, service system planning, and policy making. Developed from the work of the Community of Practice (vCoP) that served as a mechanism for “gendering” the National Framework for Action to Reduce the Harms Associated with Alcohol and other Drugs and Substances in Canada.

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Includes bibliographical references.

Women-centred harm reduction

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Centres of Excellence for Womens Health (CEWH)
British Columbia Centre of Excellence for Women's Health (BCCEWH)
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Paper
Online
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British Columbia Centre of Excellence for Women's Health
Publication Date: 
2010
Publication Place: 
Vancouver, BC

Provides discussion guide to stimulate conversation on gendered approaches to harm reduction. Developed from the work of the Community of Practice (vCoP) that served as a mechanism for “gendering” the National Framework for Action to Reduce the Harms Associated with Alcohol and other Drugs and Substances in Canada.

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Includes bibliographical references.

Trauma-informed approaches in addictions treatment

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Centres of Excellence for Womens Health (CEWH)
British Columbia Centre of Excellence for Women's Health (BCCEWH)
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Paper
Online
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British Columbia Centre of Excellence for Women's Health
Publication Date: 
2009
Publication Place: 
Vancouver, BC

Provides discussion guide on addressing coexisting trauma, mental health and substance use problems experienced by girls and women through trauma-informed and trauma-specific approaches. Developed from the work of the Community of Practice (vCoP) that served as a mechanism for “gendering” the National Framework for Action to Reduce the Harms Associated with Alcohol and other Drugs and Substances in Canada.

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Gender, health and alcohol use

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World Health Organization
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World Health Organization
Publication Date: 
September 2005
Publication Place: 
Geneva, Switzerland

Globally, alcohol has nearly the same disease burden as tobacco. Alcohol use and drinking patterns differ significantly between men and women, and the burden of disease attributable to alcohol use is higher in males compared to females. Yet, treatment programmes tend to be focused on men and sometimes overlook the needs of women with alcohol use disorders. This information sheet presents evidence about sex, gender and alcohol use and points out research gaps as well as policy implications.

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Young women and alcohol abuse: a look at trends, consequences, influences and prevention approaches

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Canadian Women's Health Network (CWHN)
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Paper
Online
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BC Centre for Excellence in Women's Health
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Vol.12 No.2
Publisher: 
Canadian Women's Health Network
Publication Date: 
Spring/Summer 2010
Publication Place: 
Winnipeg, MB

This article is adapted from Girl-Centred Approaches to Prevention, Harm Reduction, and Treatment and Heavy Alcohol Use Among Girls and Young Women: Highlights of Findings from Literature Review and Web Search. It illustrates how increasing attention is being brought to the issue of substance use by girls and young women, and the associated health and social consequences of heavy drinking, smoking cigarettes, as well as the use of both licit and illicit substances. Local, national, and international data now show that the gender gap in substance use is closing.

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ISSN 14800039

Trauma-informed: symposium examines trauma, addictions and mental health

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Translated Title: 
Établir des liens : violence, traumatismes et santé mentale
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British Columbia Centre of Excellence for Women's Health (BCCEWH)
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Paper
Online
Author: 
Nancy Poole
British Columbia Centre of Excellence for Women's Health
Edition: 
Vol.11, No. 2
Publisher: 
Network/LeRèseau
Publication Date: 
2009
Publication Place: 
Winnipeg, MB

In November 2008, women’s and children’s health experts working with the Vancouver Island Health Authority (VIHA) and the British Columbia Centre of Excellence for Women’s Health (BCCEWH) planned a workshop on Trauma-Informed Addictions and Mental Health Practice, designed to bring together service providers interested in applying “trauma-informed” and trauma-specific approaches in their work with clients with substance use, mental health and related health and social concerns.

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