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  1. Visions- Women

    [Visions Article]

    PDF | Vol. 2, No. 4 (2004) This new look issue of Visions is dedicated to women's mental health and addictions matters, including eating disorders, mothering, rural issues, benzodiazepines and workplaces. Looking through a gender prism will show some ...

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  2. Learning About "TRIPs"

    [Visions Article]

    Pregnancy is often a time when couples start to think about changes in tobacco use by one or both partners. Smoking cessation for pregnancy is often temporary, with many women relapsing after childbirth. Although a number of resources to support smoking c ...

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  3. Substance Use Disorders in Pregnancy and Postpartum

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    The use of mood altering substances has been an accepted feature of human society for thousands of years. However, the use of substances in pregnancy and lactation carries a higher risk and stigma, as can affect the health of both the mother and the child ...

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  4. Connecting Virtually

    [Visions Article]

    In the last week of September 2006, 200 researchers, policy makers and service providers from across Canada met “virtually” in a webcast to hear about: ...

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  5. Complex Interactions

    [Visions Article]

    Counsellors who work with survivors of violence are aware that many of their clients have issues of addiction and mental health. The relationship of trauma to addiction and mental health is complex and, to date, inadequately researched. ...

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  6. Learn About Substance Use and Pregnancy

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    Reference List The list below provides the references to the research studies discussed in Learn About Substance Use and Pregnancy. The references are arranged according to the relevant section where the research is mentioned. Within each section, pertine ...

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  7. Fleeing Abuse

    [Visions Article]

    More than 15,500 women in BC received emergency shelter and support when they left an abusive relationship in 2003/2004. 1 Recent research found that only 16% of women leaving an abusive relationship accessed transition houses or emergency shelters. 2 ...

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  8. Learn About Substance Use and Pregnancy

    [Info Sheet]

    Substances are psychoactive (mind-altering) drugs that affect how we think and feel. They tap into the wiring system of the human brain and influence the way nerve cells send, receive or process information. ...

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