Black girls and referrals: racial and gender disparities in self-reported referral to substance use disorder assessment among justice-involved children

Foreman-Mackey, A., Pauly, B., Ivsins, A. et al. Moving towards a continuum of safer supply options for people who use drugs: A qualitative study exploring national perspectives on safer supply among professional stakeholders in Canada. Subst Abuse Treat Prev Policy 17, 66 (2022).
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There is a higher prevalence of substance use disorder (SUD) among justice-involved children (JIC). It is critical to ensure that JIC who report current use are referred for SUD assessment and potentially life-saving treatment services.

Women, men and alcohol: Why is gender important in alcohol control policies?


This webinar will raise awareness of the importance of gender when addressing alcohol-related harms, present current research evidence and share examples of how communities are addressing these issues.

Key questions to be addressed include:

what evidence do we have about whether gender impacts policies which seek to address alcohol availability, affordability and acceptability?

Symposium on gender and drugs

Lisbon, Portugal,

Date: 22 November 2022, 9.00 to 17.00 Lisbon time
Location: LxAddictions conference site

Treatment outcome and readmission risk among women in women-only versus mixed-gender drug treatment programs in Chile

Olivari, C. F., Gonzáles-Santa Cruz, A., Mauro, P. M., Martins, S. S., Sapag, J., Gaete, J., ... & Castillo-Carniglia, A. (2022). Treatment outcome and readmission risk among women in women-only versus mixed-gender drug treatment programs in Chile. Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment, 134, 108616.
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Traditional treatment programs for substance use disorder (SUD) tend to be male-dominated environments, which can negatively affect women's access to treatment and related outcomes. Women's specific treatment needs have led some providers to develop women-only SUD treatment programs in several countries. In Chile, women-only programs were only fully implemented in 2010.

Women and drugs in Europe — why gender matters?


Description: This webinar will explore recent patterns and trends in drug use among women in Europe and the role played by gender in influencing women’s consumption behaviours across settings and the life course.