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Guest editorial Joana Sharpen Motherhood and multiple disadvantage Joana Sharpen is the Director of Policy and When considering issues related to dual diagnosis and motherhood, it is crucial to view them Practice, AVA (Against through a gendered lens. Substance use and mental health are often described as wider Violence and Abuse), forms of “multiple disadvantage”, along with domestic and sexual abuse, homelessness, London, UK. criminal justice involvement and poverty. Research shows us that these issues often intersect: One in every 20 women have experienced extensive physical or sexual violence and abuse across their life course (compared to one in every 100 men). Of these women, more than half have a common mental health condition, one in five have been homeless and one in three have an alcohol problem (Scott et al., 2016). Up to 50 per cent of women with a dual diagnosis have experienced sexual abuse (Royal College of Psychiatrists, 2002). They don’t see addiction as a coping strategy to cope with mental health and other issues. When mental health treatment starts, it’s easier to cope with addiction as you don’t need to self- medicate (Woman with lived experience). As well as gender, other issues such as a woman’s race/ethnicity, http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Advances in Dual Diagnosis Emerald Publishing

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Publisher
Emerald Publishing
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Copyright © Emerald Group Publishing Limited
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1757-0972
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10.1108/ADD-02-2020-042
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Abstract

Joana Sharpen Motherhood and multiple disadvantage Joana Sharpen is the Director of Policy and When considering issues related to dual diagnosis and motherhood, it is crucial to view them Practice, AVA (Against through a gendered lens. Substance use and mental health are often described as wider Violence and Abuse), forms of “multiple disadvantage”, along with domestic and sexual abuse, homelessness, London, UK. criminal justice involvement and poverty. Research shows us that these issues often intersect: One in every 20 women have experienced extensive physical or sexual violence and abuse across their life course (compared to one in every 100 men). Of these women, more than half have a common mental health condition, one in five have been homeless and one in three have an alcohol problem (Scott et al., 2016). Up to 50 per cent of women with a dual diagnosis have experienced sexual abuse (Royal College of Psychiatrists, 2002). They don’t see addiction as a coping strategy to cope with mental health and other issues. When mental health treatment starts, it’s easier to cope with addiction as you don’t need to self- medicate (Woman with lived experience). As well as gender, other issues such as a woman’s race/ethnicity,

Journal

Advances in Dual DiagnosisEmerald Publishing

Published: Feb 6, 2020

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