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Women and Addiction

Date & Time of Recording:
January 6, 2022 | Self-paced
  • On-demand video
Registration Fee:
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The purpose of this workshop is to increase knowledge about women and the influence that a substance use disorder will have on their lives. Women who have a substance use disorder are likely to be impacted in ways that are different than men. In particular, the intersection of gender, race and class creates obstacles and challenges for women in the areas of treatment and recovery. These obstacles will be explored and recommendations for successful approaches will be identified.

Keywords: addiction women's health


At the completion of this activity, participants will be able to:

  • Demonstrate knowledge of unique issues and challenges impacting women with a substance use disorder.
  • Identify the biological issues that lead to negative outcomes, both physically and socially, for addicted women.
  • Explain how the ways in which the social environment and gender in particular, impact women differently in identification, treatment and ongoing support for recovery.
  • Identify and differentiate strategies that are empirically supported in treating women with a substance use disorder.
  • Demonstrate self-awareness about personal attitudes and feelings toward women who have a substance use disorder.
The Rural Communities Opioid Response Program (RCORP) is a multi-year initiative supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) to address barriers to access in rural communities related to substance use disorder, including opioid use disorder.
Credits Available
  • Social Workers
    SC Board of Social Work Examiners
    Credit Statement
    This program is approved for 2.25 social work hours of continuing education by Pee Dee AHEC, a part of the South Carolina AHEC system, as defined by the South Carolina Board of Social Work Examiners.
  • Registered Nurses
    SC Nurses Association
    Credit Statement

    Pee Dee AHEC (Area Health Education Center) is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the South Carolina Nurses Association, an accredited approver of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation. Upon successful completion of this program, attendees will receive 2.25 contact hours.

  • Counselors
    SC Board of Examiners for Professional Counselors
    Credit Statement
    This program is approved for 2.25 hours of continuing education by Pee Dee AHEC, a division of SC AHEC, under its accreditation by the South Carolina Board of Examiners for Licensed Professional Counselors, Marriage and Family Therapists, and Psycho-Educational Specialists.
  • All other participants
    Area Health Education Consortium
    Credit Statement
    This program provides 0.225 CEUs by Pee Dee AHEC and meets South Carolina AHEC Best Practice Standards.
  • AHEC Scholars
    Area Health Education Consortium Student
    Credit Statement
    Participation recognition only. This 2.25 hour(s) program is presented by SC AHEC.  
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