ERIC Number: ED456353
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2000-Apr
Women and Substance Abuse. Technical Assistance Packet.
Join Together, Boston, MA.
There are many issues concerning women of all ages and substance abuse. Women who abuse alcohol or other drugs are particularly at risk for sexual assault; unprotected sex; unwanted pregnancies; and sexually transmitted diseases. Females between the ages of 12 and 17 surpass males in their use of cigarettes; cocaine; crack; inhalants; and prescription drugs, according to the Center for Substance Abuse Prevention. The use of alcohol, tobacco, or other drugs during pregnancy continues to be a leading preventable cause of mental, physical, and psychological impairments and problems in infants and children. This paper provides tips and resources geared specifically towards women to help communities undertake the needed measures to reduce substance use and abuse. A list is included of national organizations, publications, and names of community leaders who work in the field of substance abuse. (JDM)
Descriptors: Adolescents, Alcohol Abuse, At Risk Persons, Community Action, Drinking, Drug Education, Females, Health Promotion, Illegal Drug Use, Pregnancy, Prenatal Drug Exposure, Prevention, Problem Solving, Public Health, Smoking, Substance Abuse
Join Together, 441 Stuart St., 7th Floor, Boston, MA 02116. Tel: 617-437-1500; Fax: 617-437-9394; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org. For full text: http://www.jointogether.org/sa/files/pdf/women.pdf.
Publication Type: Reference Materials - Directories/Catalogs; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Join Together, Boston, MA.