Skip Page Header

Home > Guidelines on drug prevention and treatment for girls and women.

(2016) Guidelines on drug prevention and treatment for girls and women. Vienna: United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime. 61 p.

[img]
Preview
PDF (Guidelines on drug prevention and treatment for girls and women.)
1MB

Although overall drug use remains low among women, with men three times more likely than women to use cannabis, cocaine or amphetamines, women are more likely than men to misuse prescription drugs, particularly prescription opioids and tranquillizers (UNODC, 2015). In addition, as described later in the document, there are indications that this ‘gender gap’ might be closing among girls. Yet, as it will become clear, only a very limited number of substance use prevention strategies target girls specifically and it cannot be assumed that existing evidence-based substance use prevention strategies benefit girls as much as they do boys. Moreover, it is estimated that, while one out of three drug users is a woman, only one out of five drug users in treatment is a woman. (UNODC, 2015).

Item Type
Evidence resource
Publication Type
Guideline
Drug Type
Alcohol or other drugs in general
Intervention Type
AOD prevention
Date
2016
Pages
61 p.
Publisher
United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime
Place of Publication
Vienna
EndNote
Accession Number
HRB (Electronic Only)

Repository Staff Only: item control page