Online Program

Societal factors in substance use among women

Tuesday, November 3, 2015: 4:30 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Women may face distinct factors that increase risk of substance abuse or inhibit treatment. This session presents recent work to better understand the conditions giving rise to substance use disorders, and treatment challenges, among women. Presentations focus on at-risk populations such as sex workers, pregnant women, and those who’ve experienced violence and trauma or live in impoverished neighborhoods.
Session Objectives: Discuss experienced trauma and psychological distress affecting substance using women. Evaluate effects of referral sources and substance abuse treatment settings on treatment completion among women of childbearing age. Describe community outreach strategies to reduce injection drug use among sex workers and criminal justice involved women. Identify gender sensitive predictors of retention in opioid substitution treatment among long-term opioid dependent men and women.
Linda J Frazier, BS, MA, RN, MCHES

Trauma prevalence and psychological distress among substance using women   
Wichada Hantanachaikul, MPH, CHES, Bridget Rogala, MPH, MCHES, Tyler Carroll, AA, CATC II, Eric Johnson and Kathryn Romo, BA
Gender sensitive predictors of retention in opioid substitution treatment among long-term opioid users   
Heather Palis, PhD Candidate, Kirsten Marchand, PhD Candidate, Jill Fikowski, MPH Candidate, Scott Harrison, MA, Martin Schechter, OBC MD PhD FRSC FCAHS and Eugenia Oviedo-Joekes, PhD

See individual abstracts for presenting author's disclosure statement and author's information.

Organized by: Alcohol, Tobacco, and Other Drugs
Endorsed by: Population, Reproductive and Sexual Health, Women's Caucus, Asian & Pacific Islander Caucus for Public Health, Caucus on Homelessness, APHA-Committee on Women's Rights

CE Credits: Medical (CME), Health Education (CHES), Nursing (CNE), Public Health (CPH) , Masters Certified Health Education Specialist (MCHES)