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Drug-Use In Belgium: Gender Differences and Gender Sensitiveness of the Available Data (Colpaert et

Drug-Use In Belgium: Gender Differences and Gender Sensitiveness of the Available Data (Colpaert et

  1. Jatelka
    In S. Sleiman (Ed.), Belgian National Report on drugs 2005. Brussels: Scientific Institute of Public Health.


    Abstract. The European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction (EMCDDA) will address the topic of gender in its 2006 annual report. This last chapter (annexe) will present our contribution to this report, namely about gender differences and gender sensitiveness of the available data on illegal drug use in Belgium. The first part will report on the interpretation of gender data on consumption in the general population and young people, mortality and drug related deaths, treatment demand data, infectious diseases and crimes and arrests. The second part will describe the gender-specific responses in prevention activities, harm reduction, treatment rganization, social reintegration and criminal justice system. It can be concluded that the awareness of gender as a mediating feature in drug use is fairly unknown and not taken into account in Belgian research studies and drug-related interventions.
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