Alcohol use

Alcohol use

Why women drink

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

This article is an exploration of women and alcoholism. 

Canada’s low-risk alcohol drinking guidelines

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English
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Online
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National Alcohol Strategy Advisory Committee
Publication Date: 
2011

The first pan-Canadian guidelines for low-risk alcohol drinking. The guidelines are intended to provide consistent, evidence-informed recommendations to Canadians and to encourage a culture of moderation. The guidelines for women and men differ substantially. For example, to reduce your long-term health risks, they advice drinking no more than: 10 drinks a week for women, with no more than 2 drinks a day most days, and 15 drinks a week for men, with no more than 3 drinks a day most days.

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Discussing alcohol with pregnant women: an exploration of the recommendations in the Society of Obstetricians and Gynecologists of Canada (SOGC) consensus clinical guidelines

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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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Online
Author: 
Janet Walker
Nancy Poole
Publisher: 
British Columbia Centre of Excellence for Women’s Health
Publication Date: 
2011
Publication Place: 
Vancouver, BC

Slide presentation exploring the recommendations in the SOGC Alcohol Use and Pregnancy Consensus Clinical Guidelines. This session held on April 19, 2011 provided the opportunity to unpack the myths and realities related to harms associated with drinking in pregnancy, and explore the practices recommended by the SOGC. Janet Walker is the Leader Quality Outcomes, Perinatal Services BC. Nancy Poole is Director of the British Columbia Centre of Excellence for Women’s Health, Provincial Consultant for Women and Substance Use Issues, BC Women’s Hospital & Health Centre Leader of the Network Action Team on FASD Prevention, Canada Northwest FASD Research Network, and one of 13 authors of the SOGC Guidelines.

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International Center for Alcohol Policies (ICAP)

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NGO - Non Government Organization
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Community education/development
Advocacy

A not-for-profit organization, supported by major producers of beverage alcohol. A resource for those interested in alcohol policy worldwide. Promotes dialogue involving the drinks industry, the research and public health communities, government, and civil society, encouraging them to work together.

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1.202.986.1159
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Email Address: 
info@icap.org
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1.202.986.2080
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1519 New Hampshire Ave., NW
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Washington
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DC
Postal/ZIP Code: 
20036
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USA

Women and alcohol

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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 Healthy Choices in Pregnancy
Publication Place: 
Vancouver, BC

A booklet for women and girls about the impact of alcohol on your health. Includes recommended low-risk drinking guidelines. Produced by the Act Now BC Healthy Choices in Pregnancy initiative (British Columbia Centre of Excellence for Women's Health, the BC Women’s Hospital and Health Centre, the BC Perinatal Health Program and the Province of British Columbia).

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Contact their office to order a copy. Also available online.
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ISBN: 978-1-894356-64-0
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Includes bibliographical references.

Gender, health and alcohol use

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English
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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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Women, girls and substance use: some of the facts

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British Columbia Centre of Excellence for Women's Health (BCCEWH)
Centres of Excellence for Women's Health Research Bulletins (CEWHRB)
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Online
Paper
Publisher: 
Research Bulletin
Publication Date: 
2006
Publication Place: 
Winnipeg, MB

Provides an overview of data on alcohol and substance use among Canadian girls and women.

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ISSN 14963612

Making lesbians visible in the substance use field

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English
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Paper
Author: 
Elizabeth Ettorre (ed.)
Publisher: 
Harrington Park Press
Publication Date: 
2005
Publication Place: 
Binghamton, NY

Presents information on the complex relationships between sexual orientation and substance use. Argues for better addiction services for lesbian and bisexual women.

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ISBN13 9781560236177
LEBH.M35 2005
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Includes bibliographical references and index. --- Co-published simultaneously as Journal of lesbian studies, volume 9, number 3, 2005. --- Review, April 2006: Lesbians and bisexual women are more likely than heterosexual women to report alcohol and substance abuse, yet existing alcohol and drug services are inadequate to meet the needs of this community. Substance use for these women is often enmeshed in issues relating to sexual orientation, gender identity, and/or making connections with queer people and communities. Lesbian substance users aren't able to bring forward the whole of their experiences when they are in environments that are non-supportive and where they experience homophobia. They become invisible. This book is a step in helping to create environments in which the hurt of invisibility can begin to be healed. The various papers captured here highlight how a lesbian sensitive perspective on lesbian health and substance use can shed new light on this neglected research area, as well as illuminate important areas of concern for treaters and researchers alike.

Supporting change: preventing and addressing alcohol use in pregnancy

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English
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Best Start: Ontario's Maternal, Newborn and Early Child Development Resource Centre
Publication Date: 
2005
Publication Place: 
Toronto, ON

Informs physicians about alcohol use and abuse in pregnancy, appropriate screening and assessment of their pregnant patients, and provides tools and resources.

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Includes bibliographical references.

Keys to a successful alcohol and pregnancy communication campaign

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English
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Best Start: Ontario's Maternal, Newborn and Early Child Development Resource Centre
Publication Date: 
2003
Publication Place: 
Toronto, ON

Provides resources, tools and advice to support service providers in developing effective campaigns on the topic of alcohol use and pregnancy.

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Includes bibliographical references.
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