resources: websites for women
The Department of Public Welfare, Office of Mental Health and Substance Abuse
Services (OMHSAS) and the Northeast Addiction Technology Transfer Center (NeATTC),
Institute for Research, Education and Training in Addictions (IRETA), are
pleased to bring you this new resource in co-occurring mental health and
substance use disorders!
Pennsylvania’s Co-Occurring State Incentive Grant
Pennsylvania Mental Health Counselors Association
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Action Help for Improving Women’s Mental Health
A pdf document published by SAMHSA 2009
Alcohol Alert. No. 62: Alcohol–An Important Women’s
Health Issue (2004).
This issue of Alcohol Alert summarizes some of the most practical
implications for women across the lifespan to come from that research.
Alcohol Alert. No. 50: Fetal Alcohol Exposure and the
New data on the prevalence and nature of the neurobehavioral
problems associated with alcohol use during pregnancy.
Alcohol Research & Health.
Women and Alcohol: An Update (2002).
This issue focuses on the many aspects of alcohol use by and its effects on
Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders Center for Excellence
Provides resources and information on FAS to expand the knowledge base and
promote best practices
Fetal Alcohol Syndrome/Fetal Alcohol Effects Legal Issues University of
Washington School of Law
The Fetal Alcohol and Drug Unit is a research unit dedicated to the prevention,
intervention and treatment of Fetal Alcohol Syndrome (FAS) and Fetal Alcohol
Effects (FAE). Our main goals are to conduct research
Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders Database
SAMHSA Fetal Alcohol Search site
The Gender and Disaster Sourcebook.
Addresses the link between gender and disaster risk. It presents lessons learned
in the field of disaster preparedness and response regarding gender differences
and gender-relate factors and shows how this knowledge can be applied in
reduce risk and improve response outcomes in disaster events.
Girls Study Group
Study of female juvenile offenders
Helping Children Exposed to Substance Abuse, Mental
The study seeks to identify models of care for the field that will prevent or
reduce the intergenerational perpetuation of violence, substance abuse, and
mental illnesses and reduce the effect of violence in the lives of children
whose mothers have co-occurring mental and addictive disorders and histories of
National Advocates for Pregnant Women
Advocates for the rights of pregnant women and their children; protects pregnant
women from being punished for their pregnancies
National Center for Trauma-Informed Care
A technical assistance center dedicated to building awareness of
trauma-informed care and promoting the implementation of trauma-informed
practices in programs and services.
National Organization on Fetal Alcohol Syndrome (NOFAS)
Information on Fetal Alcohol Syndrome
NIDA Notes Articles That Address Women and Gender
This collection covers a wide range of issues and
includes such topics as the relationship among victimization, violence, and drug
abuse in women; issues affecting drug treatment for women; drug use during
pregnancy; and gender differences in drug effects and patterns of drug use.
NIDA Women and Gender Differences Research Program.
This program promotes drug abuse research focusing on the study of women and
NIDA-wide research program on women and sex/gender
differences in drug abuse.
For more information about this program, including dozens of publications, visit
Office of Perinatal Substance Abuse, State of California (OPSA)
OPSA oversees a statewide network of approximately 288 publicly funded perinatal
alcohol and drug treatment programs that annually serve more than 37,600
pregnant and parenting women accompanied by approximately 56,400 children.
National legal and advocacy organization for families struggling with the
intersecting issues of economic marginality, substance abuse, access to
family-based treatment, and the criminal justice system
Recovery page for lesbians
SAMHSA FAS Prevention
Fetal Alcohol Syndrome prevention materials
Women for Sobriety, Inc.
A non-profit organization dedicated to helping women overcome alcoholism and
Women’s Mental Health brochure
Women in Recovery
Home page of a residential recovery home for women