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European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction. [EMCDDA] (2017) Online policy and practice briefings: Women with drug problems. Lisbon: European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction.

URL: http://www.emcdda.europa.eu/best-practice/briefing...

Women make up approximately a quarter of all people with serious drug problems and around one-fifth of all entrants to drug treatment in Europe. They are particularly likely to:
• experience stigma and economic disadvantage, and to have less social support;
• come from families with substance use problems and have a substance-using partner;
• have children who may play a central role in their drug use and recovery; and
• have experienced sexual and physical assault and abuse and have co-occurring mental disorders.

A number of sub-groups of women with drug problems have special needs. These sub- groups, which often overlap, include pregnant and parenting women; women involved in sex work, who may often experience violence and stigma; women from ethnic minorities, who may have been trafficked; and women in prison.


Item Type:Evidence resource
Publication Type:Guideline
Drug Type:Alcohol or other drugs in general
Intervention Type:AOD disorder, AOD disorder treatment method, AOD prevention, AOD disorder harm reduction, Rehabilitation/Recovery
Source:EMCDDA
Date:October 2017
Publisher:European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction
Corporate Creators:European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction
Place of Publication:Lisbon
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Subjects:J Health care, prevention and rehabilitation > Health services, substance use research
T Demographic characteristics > Woman (women / female)
T Demographic characteristics > Pregnant woman
T Demographic characteristics > Gender differences
VA Geographic area > Europe

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