Women are more likely to face multiple barriers when seeking care and services of any kind; including treatment for substance use disorders. They tend to wait longer to seek help due to other priorities such as childcare and social biases. This delay can often lead to poorer outcomes.
This 6-hour training will explore the most effective models of care for women with substance use disorders. Reasons for the delay in seeking help, barriers to outreach and treatment (including the stigma attached to women struggling with SUD), and specialized treatment settings for those who would do better in gender specific settings will be discussed.