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Webinar | Preventing and Treating Substance Use Disorders: A Focus on Females Across the Life Course

As part of International Women's Day 2021, ISSUP Lebanon are pleased to have presented their Webinar with Dr. Hendrée Jones on the topic of treatment and prevention of substance use disorders among females across the life span.

This webinar will present information about the prevention and treatment of substance use and use disorders among females from the different life stages of child, adolescent, childbearing age and older adulthood. The universal themes of compassionate whole person care, use of person-first language, ways to support recovery and empathy are discussed.

Time: 9am Eastern Time / 2pm UK Time / 4pm Lebanon Time


Learning Outcomes:

1. Recognize at least three ways substance use disorders can be prevented among females across the life span.

2. Identify at least three unique clinical needs that girls, adolescents and women (childbearing age and older) have for treatment.



Hendrée E. Jones, Ph.D.,

Executive Director, UNC Horizons

Professor, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology School of Medicine, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Dr. Jones is an internationally recognized expert in the development and examination of both behavioral and pharmacologic treatments for pregnant women and their children in risky life situations. She has received continuous National Institutes of Health funding since 1994 and has written more than 200 publications. Dr. Jones has also authored two books, one on treating patients for substance use disorders and the other on comprehensive care for women who are pregnant and have substance use disorders. She also has written multiple textbook chapters on the topic of pregnancy and addiction. While winning multiple awards, most recently in 2020 Dr. Jones won the American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM) R. Brinkley Smithers and Distinguished Scientist Award. She is a consultant for the United Nations and the World Health Organization. Dr. Jones leads or is involved in projects around the world focused on improving the lives of children, women, and families.

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