This booklet constitutes the fifth part of the World Drug Report 2018 and is the second of two thematic booklets focusing on specific population groups. The focus in this booklet is on women. The section on women and drug use focuses on the specific issues related to drug use among women, including gender differences in drug use, the personal, social and environmental factors that can make women vulnerable to drug use and to the development of drug use disorders. The section also discusses the social and health consequences of harmful drug use, as well as access to treatment by women with drug use disorders. The section on women and drug supply contains a discussion of the role played by women in the drug supply chain, in illicit crop cultivation, drug production and drug trafficking; this section also looks at women's contact with the criminal justice system. 

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