Gender Perspective in Drug Addiction Programs and Services

Author: Gisela Hansen Rodríguez

The current article opens with a brief introduction that makes reference to the concept of gender perspective, specifically in the field of drugs and addictions. Besides that, it also explains how the phenomena of multi causal consumption and gender violence correlate, and the prevalent difficulties associated with the users who resort to the means of drug addiction. Finally, it details some questions to take into account when addressing the subject of gender perspective in the area of drugs and addiction, and in the context of a  therapeutic process.

Keywords: gender, drugs, gender perspective, gender violence, residential treatment, reintegration, therapy.