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Alcohol, Tobacco, and Other Mood-Altering Drugs

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Books, Articles and Audiovisual Material

Action on Women's Addictions - Research & Education (AWARE). Give and Take: A Booklet for Pregnant Women About Alcohol and Other Drugs. Kingston, ON: AWARE, 1996.

American Medical Women’s Association. ``Smoking and Women's Health.’’ Journal of the American Medical Women's Association 51, nos. 1 & 2, 1996.

Chollat-Traquet, Claire.  Women and Tobacco. Geneva: World Health Organization, 1992.
A review of the international issues concerning women and tobacco, including women-specific cessation tips.

Covington, S. A Woman's Way through the Twelve Steps. Centre City, Minnesota: Hazelden Educational Materials, 1994.

Covington, S. Helping Women Recover: A Program for Treating Addiction. San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass, 1999.

Currie, J. C. Best Practices Treatment and Rehabilitation for Women with Substance Use Problems. Ottawa, ON: Health Canada, Canada's Drug Strategy Division, 2001.

Delaney, Sue F.  Women Smokers Can Quit: A Different Approach. Evanston, IL: Women's Healthcare Press, 1989. 
Easy-to-follow book on cessation.

Finkelstein N., C. Kauffman, D. McLellan, and M. Whitcomb. Making Connections:  A Guide for Working with Women’s Organizations on Tobacco Issues.  Cambridge, MA: Institute for Health and Recovery, 2002.

Graham H. When Life’s a Drag:  Women, Smoking, and Disadvantage. London, UK: HMSO Department of Health, 1993.

Greaves L. Smoke Screen:  Women’s Smoking and Social Control. Halifax, Nova Scotia: Fernwood Publishing. 1996.
(available in the U.S. from Inbook, Division of Login Publishers Consortium, Chicago, IL).

Holmbeg-Schwartz, D. Catching our Breath: A Journal About Change for Women Who Smoke. Winnipeg, MA: Women's Health Clinic, 1997.  Available from the Canadian Women’s Health Network.

Kasl, Charlotte S. Many Roads, One Journey: Moving beyond the 12 Steps. New York, NY: Harper Collins Publishers, Inc, 1992. 

Kasl, Charlotte. Yes, You Can! A Guide to Empowerment Groups. Lolo, MT: Many Roads, One Journey, 1995.

Manufacturing Addiction: The over-prescription of benzodiazepines and sleeping pills to women in Canada.

March of Dimes. Give Your Baby a Healthy Start: Stop Smoking. 1990.
Health hazards of smoking to the fetus, and tips on stopping smoking. Free from local March of Dimes chapters

Najavits, Lisa M. Seeking Safety: A Treatment Manual for PSTD and Substance Abuse. New York, NY: The Guilford Press, 2002.

National Institutes of Health.  Clearing the Air: How to Quit Smoking. Washington, DC: National Cancer Institute, 1995.
Available free from the National Cancer Institute, Bethesda, MD 20892.

National Women’s Law Center.  Making the Grade on Women’s Health.  Women and Smoking:  A National and State-by-State Report Card.  Washington, DC:  National Women’s Law Center, 2010.

Poole, Nancy, and Lorraine Greaves, Editors. Highs & Lows: Canadian Perspectives on Women and Substance Use. British Columbia Centre of Excellence for Women’s Health and the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health, 2007.

Porritt, D., and D. Russell. The Accidental Addict. Sydney, Australia: Pan, 1994.

Samet, J.M. and Yoon SY, eds.  Women and the Tobacco Epidemic: Challenges for the 21st Century. Canada: World Health Organization, 2001.

 “Smoking and Women's Health.”  Journal of the American Medical Women's Association 51, nos. 1 & 2, 1996.

Straussner, S. L. A., & S. Brown, eds. The Handbook of Addiction Treatment for Women. San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass, 2002.

The National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse at Columbia University. The Formative Years: Pathways to Substance Abuse Among Girls and Young Women. New York, NY: CASA, 2003. 

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.  Treating Tobacco Use and Dependence, Clinical Practice Guideline. Rockville, MD: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Public Health Service, 2008.

U.S. Department of Health and Human Service. Women and Smoking:  A Report of the Surgeon General. Rockville, MD:  U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office of the Surgeon General, 2001.

Spin the Bottle: Sex, Lies and Alcohol, 2004
Prepared by Jean Kilbourne, 45 minutes in videocassette and DVD. Focuses the marketing of alcohol to youth and offers concrete strategies to counter alcohol propaganda
Available from the Media Education Foundation

Diary of a Teenage Smoker, 1991
26 minute videocassette: Young women speak about how they started smoking and how they want to, or have, quit. Comes with facilitator's guide. Canadian production. Available from East-West Media, 955 South Carrillo Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90048

First Time, Last Time, 1988
30 minutes, women from teenage to middle age discuss how they began smoking and their failures and successes at quitting. Available for free loan, or purchase you’re your local chapter of the American Cancer Society

The Feminine Mistake: The Next Generation, 1989
30-minute videocassette on women and smoking. Available from Pyramid Media, P.O. Box 1048, Santa Monica, CA 90406-1048

The Lady Killers
40-minute British documentary video explores why women smoke and barriers to quitting that are particular to women. Available from Biomedical Communications, Yale School of Medicine, 333 Cedar Street, New Haven, CT 06510; .html" target=_blank>In the Mix - PBS Television Series

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