As clinicians, we are increasingly aware of the important differences between men and women with regard to the physical effects of substance use and the specific issues related to substance use disorders. They are also recognizing that these differences have an impact on treatment—that gender does make a difference. When women’s specific needs are addressed from the outset, improved treatment engagement, retention, and outcomes are the result. This course places an emphasis on and examines the role of factors that influence women’s substance use from initiation of use to engagement of continuing care treatment services – – relationships, gender socialization, and culture. The knowledge and models presented here are grounded in women’s experiences, built on women’s strengths, and based on best, promising, or research-based practices.
After completion of this course, the participant will be able to:
3.0 CE’s for:
Dr. Jerri Avery, LPC