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Jeunes femmes sous influence. Une féminisation du public reçu pour usage de cannabis dans les dispositifs d'aide ?

Abstract : Is there a feminization of the public affected by cannabis consumption in social assistance structures? In 2007, nearly 20% of those drug consumers encountered in the "consultations for young drug consumers" were women. The article describes the specificities of this female public, highlighting the structural differences with male users, considering socio-demographic factors, as well as currently used practices and motivations to consume. Female users, older on average, include higher proportions of those who spontaneously ask for help to reduce their drug consumption levels. Women welcomed in these assistance structures declare high levels of cannabis consumption, often more intensive than men’s and associated with consumption of several illicit substances or of psychotropic medication. Female consumption of cannabis is more motivated by "self-therapy" in an attempt to regulate anguish. In contrast, male users are mostly sent to these structures by the courts. They are usually between 18 and 25 years, are socially integrated, and explain their consumption by hedonistic considerations and by a context of sociability.
Keywords : Cannabis Women
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I Obradovic, François Beck. Jeunes femmes sous influence. Une féminisation du public reçu pour usage de cannabis dans les dispositifs d'aide ?. Travail, genre et sociétés, L'Harmattan/La découverte, 2013, 29 (1), pp.105-127. ⟨10.3917/tgs.029.0105⟩. ⟨hal-03480048⟩

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