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Title Women under the influence / the National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse at Columbia University
Published Baltimore, Md. : Johns Hopkins University Press, 2006


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Description xi, 292 pages : illustrations
Contents Pathways to substance abuse among girls and women -- Women and smoking -- Women and alcohol -- Women and prescription and illicit drugs -- Pregnancy and substance abuse -- Getting over the influence -- Prevention and policy opportunities across the lifespan
Summary "This book documents the physical and emotional effects of substance abuse in girls and women, explores the role of the advertising and entertainment industries in popularizing various substances of abuse, and discusses the way America responds to this enormous health problem." "Covering a broad range of substances - nicotine, alcohol, prescription and illicit drugs - the book addresses the unique reasons that girls and women smoke and abuse alcohol and drugs. It provides the most current information about the use of prescription and club drugs, key warning signs of addiction, and options for prevention and treatment. The book includes historical anecdotes and testimonies from recovering women."
"Incorporating more than a decade of extensive research, Women under the Influence will help women, health care professionals, educators, and policy makers understand the scope of substance abuse in girls and women, the urgency of responding to the problem, the key points of intervention, and potential roads to recovery."--BOOK JACKET
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Subject Women -- Substance use -- United States.
Women -- Drug use -- United States.
Women -- Alcohol use -- United States.
Women -- Tobacco use -- United States.
Women -- Mental health -- United States.
Substance-Related Disorders -- psychology.
Substance-Related Disorders -- complications.
Substance-Related Disorders -- prevention & control.
Women -- psychology.
Author Columbia University. National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse.
LC no. 2005006474
ISBN 0801882281 paperback alkaline paper
0801882273 hardcover alkaline paper