Prescription drug dependence

Prescription drug dependence

Making connections: a booklet about women and prescription drugs and alcohol

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English
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Paper
Author: 
Action on Women's Addictions - Research and Education
Bronwyn Barnes
Danielle Michel
Sara Raftis
Wendy Reynolds
Publisher: 
AWARE Press
Publication Date: 
1995
Publication Place: 
Kingston, ON

Deals with women's use of alcohol and mood-altering prescription pills, and to some extent mood-altering over-the-counter drugs and tobacco. Examines the connections between prescription drugs, alcohol, and stress in women's lives and explains why women use prescription drugs and alcohol differently than men. Provides help to women who use prescription drugs and alcohol to avoid problems, and find support if they need it.

ISBN/ISSN: 
ADDI.A29 1995

Addiction by prescription: one woman's triumph and fight for change

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English
Media Type: 
Paper
Author: 
Joan E. Gadsby
Publisher: 
Key Porter Books
Publication Date: 
2000
Publication Place: 
Toronto, ON

Recounts the story of one woman's prescription drug addiction and her efforts to prevent such an involuntary addiction in others.

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ISBN/ISSN: 
ADDI.G33 2000
ISBN 1552631567
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Includes bibliographical references and index. --- Review, Network Winter 2001: Recounts one woman's nightmare prescription drug addiction and her efforts to prevent such involuntary addiction in others. Benzodiazepines (tranquilizers and sleeping pills) continue to be the most widely-prescribed drugs in the world despite their know and often serious physical, cognitive, and emotional side-effects. Gasby lobbies for systematic and legislative change that will hold the entire health community to a higher standard of ethics and accountability.

East Kootenay Addiction Services Society (EKASS)

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NGO - Non Government Organization

East Kootenay Addiction Services Society (EKASS) provides alcohol and drug counselling. Our free, confidential services are available to anyone dealing with their own or someone else's addiction or substance misuse.

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Street Address: 
202 - 1617 Baker St
City: 
Cranbrook
Province: 
British Columbia
Postal/ZIP Code: 
V1C 1B4
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