Drugs & Women

The emergence of Las Flacas poses a significant challenge to Mexican law enforcement

The emergence of Las Flacas poses a significant challenge to Mexican law enforcement (Source: Wikimedia)

Details are continuing to emerge about a secretive group of women in Mexico, allegedly involved in drug trafficking and extreme violence: Las Flacas. Although there is...
Women who seek drug treatment often face legal or social obstacles

Women who seek drug treatment often face legal or social obstacles (Source: Pixbay)

There is a significant lack of gender-specific drug treatment around the world. Many women who seek help for their drug use face barriers to service access, while the...

Sandra Avila Beltran in 2013

The recent release of an alleged prominent female drug trafficker draws attention to the often under-explored role of women in the drug trade. On February 7, Sandra...
Iran women drugs

Women in a drug treatment center in Iran. Source: Washington Post

Women are frequently marginalized from harm reduction services in Iran despite the growing number of females battling problematic drug use. A handful of media...
As cannabis reform campaigners have sharpened their messages public support has grown, most notably among 30 to 50-year-old women, who were key constituencies in ballot...
United States women prison
While drug reform initiatives are taking root across the United States, Tennessee’s draconian law criminalizing pregnant drug users could help the country keep it...
During the last decades, especially since the nineties, the number of women in prison has increased. This phenomenon has been documented worldwide, and Latin America has...

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