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Opioid Affected Births Rise

From HRSA. Nationwide Study Shows Continued Rise in Opioid Affected Births A new study conducted by researchers at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) shows that the rates of pregnant women diagnosed with opioid use disorder and of babies born with withdrawal symptoms increased from 2010-2017. The study, published today in JAMA  indicates that […]


Caring for Women w/OUD Toolkit

From HRSA. Caring for Women with Opioid Use Disorder: A Toolkit for Organization Leaders and Providers


Well-being app for Black women

From Katara Enterprises LLC EXHALE is an emotional well-being app designed for Black, Indigenous, Women of Color (BIWOC). It’s time to exhale – to let go of all that isn’t serving you and breathe in life, energy, healing, and love. The practices in this app are what we call “soul medicine”- medicine for the depths […]


Helping Women after Incarceration

A new document from SAMHSA. After Incarceration: A Guide To Helping Women Reenter the Community This guide provides individuals who provide or coordinate reentry services for women involved in the criminal justice system with resources for serving women who are reentering the community after a period of incarceration. It is a “checklist” of considerations when […]


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Women’s hormones play role in drug addiction, higher relapse rates

ScienceDaily Attention drawn to lack of female-specific research Date:             February 8, 2019 Source:         Vanderbilt University Summary:    Female-specific interventions are needed, but in the meantime, treatment centers could use this study to educate women about their stronger mental connections to places and objects. Women’s hormonal cycles may not […]


PA Law to Require Notification on Drug-Exposed Babies

From the Chronicle of Social Change. New Pennsylvania Law Requires Notifications on All Drug-Exposed Babies by Marisol Zarate The Pennsylvania Department of Human Services will hear about every child born in the state that is exposed to drugs at birth, thanks to a bill signed into law this month by Gov. Tom Wolf (D). According to […]


NIH study shows steep increase in rate of alcohol-related ER visits

From NIH. Increases were larger among females than males, providing more evidence of narrowing gender gaps in alcohol-related harms in the U.S. The rate of alcohol-related visits to U.S. emergency departments (ED) increased by nearly 50 percent between 2006 and 2014, especially among females and drinkers who are middle-aged or older, according to a new […]


New documentary highlighting family-centered treatment

This documentary was produced by the ATTC Center of Excellence on Behavioral Health for Pregnant and Postpartum Women and Their Families (2017). To learn more about family-centered care, visit: attcppwtools.org • shieldsforfamilies.org • BringThemAll.org To view the video on vimeo, go to https://vimeo.com/233560293.


Why Gender-Specific Treatment Is Crucial for Women

From The Fix. To read the full article, click here. Why Gender-Specific Treatment Is Crucial for Women “When co-ed therapeutic groups happen, the women will often hesitate or hold back while the male members of the group speak up and get their needs met.” Addiction does not discriminate but there are legitimate reasons why treatment […]