Substance dependence

Substance dependence

Breaking the Cycle

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Organization Type: 
NGO - Non Government Organization
Service Language: 
English

Provides services for women with drug or alcohol involvement who are pregnant or have small children aged 6 and under. Professionally facilitated.

Primary Telephone: 
416-364-7373
Email Address: 
btcycle@mothercraft.org
Fax Number: 
416-364-8008
Street Address: 
107-761 Queen St. W.
City: 
Toronto
Province: 
Ontario
Postal/ZIP Code: 
M6J 1G1

Women's Drug and Alcohol Group

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Organization Type: 
NGO - Non Government Organization
Service Language: 
English
Services Provided: 
Information provision and referral
Community education/development
Counselling
Support group/peer support

Provides a safe place where women can explore their substance use. Also provides the opportunity to learn and practice specific skills that may help her reduce her use of substances and to increase her ability to access community resources and break social isolation. Professionally facilitated.

Primary Telephone: 
(416) 924-3708 ext 240
Email Address: 
drugalcoholprog@efrytoronto.org
Fax Number: 
(416) 924-3367
Street Address: 
c/o Elizabeth Fry Society 215 Wellesley St E
City: 
Tornoto
Province: 
Ontario
Postal/ZIP Code: 
M4X 1G1

Women in Active Recovery

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Organization Type: 
NGO - Non Government Organization
Service Language: 
English
Services Provided: 
Support group/peer support
Clinical or health care services

Provides education, self-help and social support for women with addictions.

Primary Telephone: 
(902)755-4647
Email Address: 
pcwc@north.nsis.com
Fax Number: 
(902) 752-2233
Street Address: 
P.O. Box 964
City: 
New Glasgow
Province: 
Nova Scotia
Postal/ZIP Code: 
B2H 3E5

AVENTA Addiction Treatment for Women

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Organization Type: 
NGO - Non Government Organization
Service Language: 
English
Services Provided: 
Clinical or health care services

Provides drug, alcohol and gambling addiction recovery services to women. Facilities offer residential, outpatient and long-term recovery services. Programs are based on the concept that addiction is a holistic illness and requires change in four areas: physical, emotional, social and spiritual.

Primary Telephone: 
(403) 245-9050
Website/URL: 
Email Address: 
info@AVENTA.org
Fax Number: 
(403) 245-9485
Street Address: 
2005 10th Avenue SW
City: 
Calgary
Province: 
Alberta
Postal/ZIP Code: 
T3C 0K4

Horizons Two. Canadian women's alcohol and other drug use: increasing our understanding

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Resource Language: 
English
Media Type: 
Paper
Online
Publisher: 
Health Canada
Publication Date: 
1996
Publication Place: 
Ottawa,

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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ISBN/ISSN: 
ADDI.H67 1995
ISBN 1896323103

LGBT communities and substance use: what health has to do with it!

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English
Media Type: 
Paper
Online
Author: 
Devon MacFarlane
Publisher: 
LGBT Health Association of B.C.
Publication Date: 
2003
Publication Place: 
Vancouver, BC

Details the needs and concerns of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender substance users. Provides recommendations regarding support, services and programs.

ISBN/ISSN: 
GLBT.M33 2002
Notes: 
Includes bibliographical references.

Rural women and substance use: insights from a national project in three communities

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Resource Language: 
English
Media Type: 
Paper
Author: 
Office of Alcohol, Drugs and Dependency Issues - Health Canada
Publisher: 
Health Canada
Publication Date: 
1997
Publication Place: 
Ottawa, ON

Summarizes key insights and learnings from a national project to address substance use needs and issues for rural women in selected communities across Canada.

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ISBN/ISSN: 
ADDI.R87 1997
ISBN 0662253434

A study of the service needs of pregnant addicted women in Manitoba

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English
Owning Org: 
Centres of Excellence for Womens Health (CEWH)
Prairie Women's Health Centre of Excellence (PWHCE)
Media Type: 
Paper
Online
Author: 
Caroline L. Tait
Publisher: 
Prairie Women's Health Centre of Excellence (PWHCE)
Publication Date: 
2000
Publication Place: 
Winnipeg, MB

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.

ISBN/ISSN: 
PWHCE ADDI.T35 2000
Notes: 
Includes bibliographical references.

The three R's: recognizing, reaching, and referring women with addictions: a guide for caregivers

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Resource Language: 
English
Media Type: 
Paper
Author: 
Ross A. Klein
Denise Lawlor
Bonnie Woodland
Publisher: 
Women's Policy Office, Government of Newfoundland and Labrador
Publication Date: 
1991
Publication Place: 
St. John's, NF

Provides practical and theoretical information in order to help caregivers in recognizing, reaching, and referring women with substance abuse problems.

ISBN/ISSN: 
ADDI.K54 1991
ISBN 0920769780

Women and alcohol and other drugs

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Resource Language: 
English
Media Type: 
Paper
Author: 
Health Canada
Publisher: 
Health Canada
Publication Date: 
1996
Publication Place: 
Ottawa, ON

Prepared for the Canada-U.S.A. Women's Health Forum in 1996. Discusses incidence of alcohol, medication and illegal drug abuse and dependence for Canadian women. Presents program and policy considerations, especially the creation of gender-specific interventions. Also presents Health Canada's initiatives to reduce the harm to women caused by alcohol and other drugs.

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