A gender perspective on drug use and responding to drug problems


The influence of gender not only on patterns and levels of drug consumption in Europe but also on how responses to drug problems are planned and implemented is explored in this Selected issue. Based on a scientific analysis of the available data, it concludes that policymakers, professionals and scientists must always take gender into consideration in the planning of research, analysis, interventions and policy in the drugs field.

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Table of contents

  • Relevance of gender-specific information in the drug field at European and international level
  • Gender differences in drug consumption and drug-related problems
  • Gender differences in development of drug-related problems
  • Gender-specific approaches in responses to drug use