Women and substance use

Clearinghouse Connector – December 2012

Links to online resources available from the Women’s Health Victoria Clearinghouse collection.

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Victorian secondary school students' use of licit and illicit substances in 2008 : results from the 2008 Australian Secondary Students' Alcohol and Drug Survey Victoria. Department of Health. Drugs Policy and Services Branch, 2009

2007 National drug strategy household survey : detailed findings Australian Institute of Health and Welfare, 2008

Alcohol and other drug treatment services in Australia 2006-07 : report on the National Minimum Data Set Australian Institute of Health and Welfare, 2008


Challenges for midwives : pregnant women and illicit drug use Australian Journal of Advanced Nursing, 2007

Factors that influence women’s disclosures of substance use during pregnancy : a qualitative study of ten midwives and ten pregnant women Journal of Drug Issues, 2007

Working with parental substance misuse New South Wales. Department of Community Services, 2010

Mental health, violence and homelessness

Use and abuse : understanding the intersections of childhood abuse, alcohol and drug use and mental health Adults Surviving Child Abuse, and University of New South Wales. The Centre for Gender Related Violence Studies, 2010

Women in Queensland with alcohol and drug issues and/or homelessness : statistics and residential service Teen Challenge Queensland, [2007]


Mental health, abuse, drug use and crime : does gender matter?Australian Institute of Criminology, 2009

Women, drug use and crime : findings from the Drug Use Monitoring in; Australia program Australian Institute of Criminology, 2009

Gender, drug offences and criminalisation Centre for the Human Rights of Imprisoned People, 2012

Nowhere to go : how stigma limits the options of female drug users after release from jail Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy, 2009

Advocacy and treatment

Women and drugs (Gender Impact Assessment) Women’s Health Victoria, 2008

One size doesn’t fit all : a women?s health perspective to program and service planning Victorian Alcohol and Drug Association (VAADA), 2007

Women in substance abuse treatment : results from the Alcohol and Drug Services Study (ADSS) United States. Department of Health and Human Services. Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. Office of Applied Studies, 2005


New directions for alcohol and drug treatment services : a roadmap Victoria. Department of Health, 2012

The national drug strategy 2010-2015 : a framework for action on alcohol, tobacco and other drugs Australia. Department of Health and Ageing, 2011.

Related websites

WADS: The Women’s Alcohol and Drug Service

Australian Drug Foundation

DrugInfo Clearinghouse

Turning Point Alcohol and Drug Centre

Victorian Alcohol and Drug Association (VAADA)

The National Drug Research Institute

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