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Women and Substance Use: Reading List

The theme for International Women’s Day 2021 (IWD 2021) is let’s all choose to challenge. It is everyone’s responsibility to stand up to gender inequality. For people working in the substance use prevention, treatment and recovery field, it is a reminder that we need to explore women’s experience of substance use and addiction. We need to look at the challenges that women and girls experience and the barriers they face when trying to access support. Research should be used to carefully design evidence-based interventions and services that reflect the specific needs of women. (ISSUP - International Society of Substance Use Prevention and Treatment Professionals, 08.03.2021)