women

Safe spaces, vocational training, and prevention programs protect young Ugandan women

Citation
Kasirye, R., Laurenzi, C., Nabulya, A., & Nakijoba, B. (2022). Safe spaces, vocational training, and prevention programs protect young Ugandan women: findings from Uganda Youth Development Link’s DREAMS initiative for rural communities. Vulnerable Children and Youth Studies, 1-12.

Adolescent girls and young women in Uganda, especially those based in rural Africa, experience multiple interrelated adversities that may place them at risk of HIV, alcohol abuse, and being dependent on inequitable power relationships with men for survival and income.

Formal mindfulness practice predicts reductions in PTSD symptom severity following a mindfulness-based intervention for women with co-occurring PTSD and substance use disorder

Citation
Somohano, V.C., Kaplan, J., Newman, A.G. et al. Formal mindfulness practice predicts reductions in PTSD symptom severity following a mindfulness-based intervention for women with co-occurring PTSD and substance use disorder. Addict Sci Clin Pract 17, 51 (2022). https://doi.org/10.1186/s13722-022-00333-2
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Background

Women with co-occurring posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and substance use disorder (SUD) experience systemic barriers that place them in danger of poorer treatment outcomes. Some mindfulness-based interventions (MBIs) have demonstrated efficacy in reducing PTSD and SUD symptoms.

Women & Addiction International Symposium

Online, Canada,

Women with addiction face unique challenges in the areas of stigma, trauma, co-occurring disorders, gender inequalities and motherhood.

As such, Portage Atlantic, in partnership with the International Council on Alcohol and Addiction is proud to host this inter-sectoral gathering to make a positive difference in the journey of women with addiction. 

Women & Addiction International Symposium : September 22, 23 and 24, 2022

Online ,

Women with addiction face unique challenges in the areas of stigma, trauma, co-occurring disorders, gender inequalities and motherhood. Portage Atlantic, in partnership with the International Council on Alcohol and Addiction is proud to host this inter-sectoral gathering to make a positive difference in the journey of women with addiction.  

UGANDA YOUTH DEVELOPMENT LINK (UYDEL) Commemoration of the international women’s day

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LUBEGA ANDREW
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International Women's Day is a global holiday celebrated annually on March 8 to commemorate the cultural, political, and socioeconomic achievements of women. It is also a focal point in the women's rights movement, bringing attention to issues such as gender equality, reproductive rights, and violence and abuse against women.

Structural violence and the need for compassionate use of methadone in Mexico

Citation
Romero-Mendoza, M., Peláez-Ballestas, I., Almanza-Avendaño, A.M. et al. Structural violence and the need for compassionate use of methadone in Mexico. BMC Public Health 22, 606 (2022). https://doi.org/10.1186/s12889-022-12955-x
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Epidemiological data from Mexico have documented an increase in heroin use in the last decade. However, there is no comprehensive care strategy for heroin users, especially those who have been accused of a crime.

The Lost Wisdom of Women: Reclaiming Our Recovery

Online,

Friday, May 6, 2022 @ 12:00-1:30pm ET (11CT/10MT/9PT)

Description

The Achilles heel for many women in or seeking recovery is tied to unhealthy and toxic relationships, from family of origin to adult romances. This presentation will use powerful keys from family systems theory to provide practical tools for getting free from limiting beliefs that fuel negative relational cycles during the recovery process.

Women in Recovery Specialty Online Training Series: Come On Get Happy: Women, Recovery, and Happiness

Online,

Friday, May 20, 2022 @ 12:00-1:30pm ET (11CT/10MT/9PT)

Description

Everyone in recovery wants to discover the techniques to enhance their life’s purpose, well-being, and ability to thrive, but women have a unique journey to elevate their happiness. This presentation will look at the science of happiness, as well as offer a dozen strategies to enhance your life and your happiness quotient.

Treatment outcome and readmission risk among women in women-only versus mixed-gender drug treatment programs in Chile

Citation
Olivari, C. F., Gonzáles-Santa Cruz, A., Mauro, P. M., Martins, S. S., Sapag, J., Gaete, J., ... & Castillo-Carniglia, A. (2022). Treatment outcome and readmission risk among women in women-only versus mixed-gender drug treatment programs in Chile. Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment, 134, 108616.
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Introduction

Traditional treatment programs for substance use disorder (SUD) tend to be male-dominated environments, which can negatively affect women's access to treatment and related outcomes. Women's specific treatment needs have led some providers to develop women-only SUD treatment programs in several countries. In Chile, women-only programs were only fully implemented in 2010.