Search Resources (English): Alcohol abuse

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Alcohol: a women's issue

Examines the ways in which alcohol consumption affects women differently from men. Explains the negative health effects of moderate and heavy drinking on women.

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Published: 2003
Depression, anxiety, alcohol and other drugs

Investigates the interrelationships between mood, anxiety, and use of substances as well as signs to watch out for that may indicate a disorder requiring intervention.

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Published: 2004
Concurrent disorders: mental disorders and substance use problems

Explores barriers people with concurrent disorders (combination of a mental illness and substance use disorder) can face when looking at treatment options.

Published: 2003
Horizons Two. Canadian women's alcohol and other drug use: increasing our understanding

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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Published: 1996
Creating solutions: women preventing FAS: understanding women's substance misuse

Examines how women recover from substance misuse and thus prevent Fetal Alcohol Syndrome (FAS).

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Published: 2001
Drug wise: a book about safe drug use for older women who are caregivers
Provides information and suggestions for identifying and dealing with drug problems in older people as well as preventing alcohol and drug problems in caregivers. Examines the effects of and problems associated with: mood-altering prescription drugs (tranquilizers, sleeping pills, and anti-depressants); alcohol; physical health prescription drugs; and over-the-counter durgs. Details the reasons for drug and alcohol abuse in older women, including depression. Discusses the problems with short-term drug use and long-term drug use, such as drug interactions, tolerance, and withdrawal. Provides information specifically for caregivers on how to survive caregiving and how to get help.
Published: 1992
Substance abuse and family violence
Examines the links between substance abuse and abusers, as well as victims of abuse. Includes quotes from PEI women interviewed in 1999 during herStory of woman abuse and the PEI justice system. (See Details)
Published: 2004
Drug wise: a book for older women about safe drug use
Provides information on safe drug use for women over the age of 55. Explains how alcohol and drugs have a greater effect on older women, how older women are given the most prescriptions for drugs and often take several different kinds of drugs. Discusses mood-altering prescription drugs (tranquilizers, sleeping pills, and anti-depressants); alcohol; physical health drugs (drugs your doctor prescribes for medical problems); and over-the-counter drugs. Examines the problems caused by short-term use of drugs as well as those caused by long-term drug use. Includes suggestions on how to interact with your doctor, your rights as a patient, and how to work with your pharmacist.
Published: 1992
Alcohol problems and approaches: theories, evidence and Northern practice
Provides information and recommendations about alcohol problems and treatment that may be of use in Inuit communities. Includes explanations about causes and types of alcohol problems, counselling methods, treatment choices and training needs. (See Details)
Published: 2004
Shining a light on treatment issues women face: a profile of women participating in the Aurora House program, 1985-1995
Highlights the issues women seeking and receiving treatment continue to face in the key areas of employment, violence and abuse, education, health, legal issues, and racial discrimination. (See Details)
Published: 1998