Women in Addiction

London, United Kingdom,

The Society for Study of Addiction (SSA) is pleased to present the launch of a series of short films celebrating 'Women in Addiction'.

The event will be chaired by SSA Trustee Julia Sinclair (Professor of Psychiatry, University of Southampton and Honorary Consultant in Alcohol Liaison).

Gender and Alcohol Infographics

Created by
Glasgow Caledonian University, Strathclyde University, SHAAP and Glasgow Centre for Population Health
Based on recent research, Glasgow Caledonian University, Strathclyde University, SHAAP and Glasgow Centre for Population Health, have produced infographics to tackle stereotypes about men, women and drinking in Scotland.

#DontPinkMyDrink Campaign

After years of objectifying and sexualising women in their advertising, the alcohol industry is now targeting women more directly, linking their products to women's friendships, feminism and empowerment. However, women’s empowerment will always be secondary to increasing profits for these companies. The #dontpinkmydrink campaign seeks to call out aggressive marketing of alcohol to women whether it's pink, sweet or low-calorie products aimed at women, or merchandising which suggests that it’s wine o’clock. Support the campaign

Psychiatric Comorbidity and Intimate Partner Violence among Women Who Inject Drugs in Europe

Tirado-Muñoz, Judit, Gail Gilchrist, Gabriele Fischer, Avril Taylor, Jacek Moskalewicz, Cinzia Giammarchi, Birgit Köchl et al. "Psychiatric comorbidity and intimate partner violence among women who inject drugs in Europe: a cross-sectional study." Archives of women's mental health 21, no. 3 (2018): 259-269.
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It is recognised that women who inject drugs are a highly vulnerable group of people and a section of the population who are at higher risk of showing comorbidities. This further impacts their well-being and can create a barrier to seeking help. There is also a believed link between intimate partner violence frequency and drug use.

Migración femenina a Estados Unidos y consumo de drogas

Hernández, J. L. A., & Huesca, R. S. (2008). Migración femenina a Estados Unidos y consumo de drogas.
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Con el objetivo de conocer la experiencia migratoria a Estados Unidos de mujeres mexicanas, de identificar si cuentan con redes sociales cercanas de usuarias de drogas, así como valorar la presencia de consumo de dichas sustancias y si esto tiene alguna relación con la experiencia migratoria, se diseño una investigación de tipo exploratorio.

Premenstrual Syndrome and Alcohol Consumption: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis

Fernández MDM, Saulyte J, Inskip HM, et al Premenstrual syndrome and alcohol consumption: a systematic review and meta-analysis BMJ Open 2018;8:e019490. doi: 10.1136/bmjopen-2017-019490
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Objective: Premenstrual syndrome (PMS) is a very common disorder worldwide which carries an important economic burden. We conducted a systematic review and a meta-analysis to assess the role of alcohol in the occurrence of PMS.