Substance dependence

Substance dependence

Integrating tobacco cessation interventions into mental health, substance use and anti-violence services: Research summary

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English
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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
Publisher: 
British Columbia Centre of Excellence for Women’s Health
Publication Date: 
2011
Publication Place: 
Vancouver, BC

Summarizes the results of a study on the feasibility of integrating tobacco treatment and support within mental health, addictions and sexual violence services, in a gender informed way. The study included focus groups with service providers and with smokers, and a review of the literature on tobacco cessation in the mental health, substance use, and trauma treatment fields. Found that smokers who use mental health, substance use, and sexual violence services are generally knowledgeable about the harms of smoking, and the majority are interested in quitting.

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Includes bibliographical references.

Reduction in overdose mortality after the opening of North America's first medically supervised safer injecting facility: a retrospective population-based study (Summary)

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Online
Author: 
Brandon DL Marshall PhD
M-J Milloy MSc
Evan Wood PhD
Prof Julio SG Montaner MD
Thomas Kerr PhD
Publisher: 
The Lancet
Publication Date: 
18 April 2011

Research study of Insite, a safe injection site in downtown Vancouver, where intravenous drug users are supervised by medical staff. Found Insite is saving lives, as fatal overdoses have dropped by 35 per cent since the site opened two years ago, compared with the decrease of 9 percent of overdose deaths in the rest of the city. In The Lancet - 18 April 2011, DOI: 10.1016/S0140-6736(10)62353-7

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Coalescing on Women and Substance Use

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All women
Pregnant women
Women with addictions
Organization Type: 
NGO - Non Government Organization
Service Language: 
English
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Research
Community education/development
Policy development

This site captures material from historical and ongoing projects related to women’s substance use in Canada.  The projects described here have been sponsored by the British Columbia Centre of Excellence for Women’s Health with the involvement of many partners. The site was first mounted to share the findings of the Coalescing on Women and Substance Use: Linking Research Practice and Policy project (2003-2008) a project that sparked short-term virtual communities of practice (vCoP) on six key topics related to women's substance use in Canada. New material continues to be added from both virtual and F2F projects, for example on projects related to girls and heavy alcohol use, and on applying a gender lens to work on the National Framework for Action to Reduce the Harms Associated with Alcohol and Other Drugs and Substances in Canada. 

The aim of this site to share and promote action on promising approaches to responding to substance use by girls and women, on the part of service providers, researchers, health system planners and decision makers.

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604-875-2066
Email Address: 
npoole@cw.bc.ca
Street Address: 
E311 – 4500 Oak Street, Box 48
City: 
Vancouver
Province: 
British Columbia
Postal/ZIP Code: 
V6H 3N1
Country: 
Canada

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
Publisher: 
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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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
Publisher: 
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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Contact their office to order a copy. Also available online.
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Includes bibliographical references.

Girl-centred 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
Publisher: 
British Columbia Centre of Excellence for Women's Health
Publication Date: 
2010
Publication Place: 
Vancouver, BC

Provides discussion guide on gendered approaches to youth prevention, harm reduction, and treatment, arising from a national virtual 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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Contact their office to order a copy. Also available online.
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Includes bibliographical references.

The human face of mental health and mental illness in Canada 2006

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English
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Online
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Public Health Agency of Canada (ed.)
Mood Disorders Society of Canada (ed.)
Health Canada (ed.)
Statistics Canada (ed.)
Canadian Institute for Health Information (ed.)
Publisher: 
Public Health Agency of Canada
Publication Date: 
2006
Publication Place: 
Ottawa, ON

Provides information on various mental health conditions, including statistical data.

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ISBN 0662438876
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Includes bibliographical references.

Improving conditions: integrating sex and gender into federal mental health and addictions policy

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English
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British Columbia Centre of Excellence for Women's Health (BCCEWH)
Centres of Excellence for Womens Health (CEWH)
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Online
Author: 
Amy Salmon
Nancy Poole
Marina Morrow
Lorraine Greaves
Richard Ingram
Ann Pederson
Publisher: 
British Columbia Centre of Excellence for Women's Health
Publication Date: 
2006
Publication Place: 
Vancouver, BC

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.

Connecting systems, supporting change: transition houses, women experiencing partner violence and substance use

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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
Author: 
Nancy Poole
Lorraine Greaves
Natasha Jategaonkar
Lucy McCullogh
Cathy Chabot
Publisher: 
Research Bulletin
Publication Date: 
2006
Publication Place: 
Winnipeg, MB

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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ISSN 14963612
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Includes bibliographical references.

Mental health and addictions in women

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Translated Title: 
La santé mentale et de l’accoutumance chez les femmes
Owning Org: 
Centres of Excellence for Women's Health Research Bulletins (CEWHRB)
Centres of Excellence for Womens Health (CEWH)
Media Type: 
Online
Paper
Author: 
Centres of Excellence for Women's Health
Publisher: 
Research Bulletin
Publication Date: 
2006
Publication Place: 
Winnipeg, MB

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

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ISSN 14963612
Notes: 
Includes bibliographical references.
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