Women and Addiction: Exploring the Role of Trauma

Dates:December 12, 2018
Meets:W from 9:00 AM to 4:30 PM
Location:Shady Grove
Instructor:Veronica Cruz, LCSW-C
Fee: $125.00Fee Breakdown

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According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, men are more likely than women to abuse illicit drugs. Historically, substance abuse treatment and interventions have been based on the needs of addicted men. However, women are just as likely to become addicted; in fact, they are more susceptible to cravings and relapse than their male counterparts. In addition, women respond to drug and alcohol use differently and present with unique treatment challenges. Research has indicated that women with Substance Use Disorders present with a host of problems that contribute to their addiction, the most prominent being a complex history of trauma. Participants will explore gender differences and addiction; trauma; co-occurring disorders; and gender-specific treatment, including the Women’s Integrated Treatment model. This is an interactive workshop in which cases vignettes will be presented and participants will work in a group setting to further maximize their understanding of the concepts presented.