WFAD Gender Working Group – Understanding Gender-Differences in Substance use to Develop Appropriate Prevention Interventions

The WFAD Gender Working Group are proud to published their research paper “Understanding Gender-Differences in Substance use to Develop Appropriate Prevention Interventions”.

Gender-sensitive research on treatment has started to develop, yet prevention seems to lack gender- and regional specific research and evaluation. The gender-differences within substance use, showcases the urgent need for further research in and development of gender-sensitive prevention programmes.

This paper aims to create an global understanding of the different needs for, incentives by, and effects on girls and women who use substances. It highlights that prevention is an essential part of the continuum of care framework while promoting health and wellbeing.

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