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Substance use among women in shelters for abused women and children. Programming opportunities.

Authors
  • Greaves, Lorraine
  • Chabot, Cathy
  • Jategaonkar, Natasha
  • Poole, Nancy
  • McCullough, Lucy
Type
Published Article
Journal
Canadian journal of public health = Revue canadienne de santé publique
Publication Date
Jan 01, 2006
Volume
97
Issue
5
Pages
388–392
Identifiers
PMID: 17120878
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

Women's experiences of violence and substance use were found to be interconnected in complex ways and changes in substance use were affected by a range of influences, such as financial concerns, mothering, relationships, levels of social support, and physical and mental health issues. Substance-using women who have experienced violence are an underserved population and a multi-sectoral response designed to address psychosocial, relational, and structural issues could better help them improve their overall health.

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