Pregnancy, childcare and the family: key issues for Europe’s response to drugs
This Selected issue gives a broad overview on the extent of, and available responses to, the problems of pregnant drug users and families that are affected by drug use. In the first part of the report, a description of the available data on the extent of drug use during pregnancy and associated...
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...
Problems facing women drug users and their children
Women-specific drug issues have not, to date, been systematically examined by EU drug-information systems. However, most Member States do address the needs of drug-dependent women through specialised programmes, although their extent and focus vary.