ERIC Number: ED379533
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1993
The Many Voices of Women & Substance Use.
Regina Univ. (Saskatchewan).
Historically, women's problematic substance use has been largely ignored. For women to consume alcohol on anything but a restricted social basis, let alone have a substance use problem, did not fit into the stereotypes. Many programs that have been developed to deal with problematic substance use, have been developed from a solely male perspective. Service providers, policy makers, and women seeking services all need to be cognizant of these barriers. A major barrier that women currently face in Saskatchewan is the lack of women-only treatment and continuing care programs that acknowledge and address the social, cultural, and economic realities of their lives. This report, Phase Two of what is designed to be a three phase project, expands on and confirms the initial assessment of needs determined in Phase One. A survey to assess current services was conducted with Saskatchewan agencies who work with women and the issue of substance use. As well, women who have sought treatment and/or continuing care were interviewed. Their experiences can provide critical insight into where changes need to be made. Recommendations for treatment of problematic substance use are given. (BF)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires; Reference Materials - Directories/Catalogs
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Regina Univ. (Saskatchewan).
Note: Project supported by funding from Canada's Drug Strategy, Health & Welfare Canada.