Women make up approximately a quarter of all people with serious drug problems and around one-fifth of all entrants to drug treatment in Europe. They are particularly likely to experience stigma and economic disadvantage, have a substance-using partner, children who may play a central role in their drug use and recovery; and have experienced sexual and physical abuse. On this page you can find links to various EMCDDA outputs on this topic as well as links to external resources.
This briefing from our Best practice portal is designed for policymakers and practitioners looking for an overview of the issues facing women with drugs problems. It also examines response options, the latest evidence and the implications for policy and practice.