Different needs: Women's drug use and treatment in the UK

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10149/92856
Title:
Different needs: Women's drug use and treatment in the UK
Authors:
Simpson, M. (Mark); McNulty, J. (Julie)
Affiliation:
University of Teesside
Citation:
Simpson, M. and McNulty, J. (2008) 'Different needs: Women's drug use and treatment in the UK', International Journal of Drug Policy, 19 (2), pp.169-175.
Publisher:
Elsevier
Journal:
International Journal of Drug Policy
Issue Date:
Apr-2008
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10149/92856
DOI:
10.1016/j.drugpo.2007.11.021
Abstract:
The experiences of female drug users are often very different from that of their male counterparts. Female, and especially pregnant, drug users suffer greater social stigma than men, and often suffer a greater severity of addiction with physical and psychological reactions. This paper explores how women's experience of drug use differs from men, and the implication that this has for delivering drug treatment and drug services in the UK, including in the prison setting. It is argued that drug services in the UK need to be better tailored to meet the specific needs of women.
Type:
Article
Language:
en
Keywords:
drug treatment; pregnancy; women; prison; drug use; experiences; needs
ISSN:
0955-3959
Rights:
Author can archive post-print (ie final draft post-refereeing). For full details see http://www.sherpa.ac.uk/romeo/ [Accessed 24/02/2010]
Citation Count:
1 [Scopus, 24/02/2010]

Full metadata record

DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorSimpson, M. (Mark)en
dc.contributor.authorMcNulty, J. (Julie)en
dc.date.accessioned2010-02-24T10:38:10Z-
dc.date.available2010-02-24T10:38:10Z-
dc.date.issued2008-04-
dc.identifier.citationInternational Journal of Drug Policy; 19 (2): 169-175en
dc.identifier.issn0955-3959-
dc.identifier.doi10.1016/j.drugpo.2007.11.021-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10149/92856-
dc.description.abstractThe experiences of female drug users are often very different from that of their male counterparts. Female, and especially pregnant, drug users suffer greater social stigma than men, and often suffer a greater severity of addiction with physical and psychological reactions. This paper explores how women's experience of drug use differs from men, and the implication that this has for delivering drug treatment and drug services in the UK, including in the prison setting. It is argued that drug services in the UK need to be better tailored to meet the specific needs of women.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherElsevieren
dc.rightsAuthor can archive post-print (ie final draft post-refereeing). For full details see http://www.sherpa.ac.uk/romeo/ [Accessed 24/02/2010]en
dc.subjectdrug treatmenten
dc.subjectpregnancyen
dc.subjectwomenen
dc.subjectprisonen
dc.subjectdrug useen
dc.subjectexperiencesen
dc.subjectneedsen
dc.titleDifferent needs: Women's drug use and treatment in the UKen
dc.typeArticleen
dc.contributor.departmentUniversity of Teessideen
dc.identifier.journalInternational Journal of Drug Policyen
ref.citationcount1 [Scopus, 24/02/2010]en
or.citation.harvardSimpson, M. and McNulty, J. (2008) 'Different needs: Women's drug use and treatment in the UK', International Journal of Drug Policy, 19 (2), pp.169-175.-
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