Substance Use Treatment for Women

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4 hours




The purpose of this CE course is to provide education and awareness for administrators, counselors, social workers, and human services providers  in offering treatment to women living with substance use disorders. Research, best practices,  and treatment specific issues and strategies are addressed in this training. This education covers Counseling Services skill of the Eight Counselor Skill Groups ascribed by NAADAC and NCC AP.

Learning Objectives


  1. Providers will gain an understand gender-specific research,
  2. Providers will learn best practices,
  3. Providers will be able to identify common patterns of initial use and specific treatment issues and strategies.



AuthorSubstance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. Substance Abuse Treatment: Addressing the Specific Needs of Women. Treatment Improvement Protocol (TIP) Series, No.51. HHS Publication No. (SMA) 13-4426. Rockville, MD: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, 2009.


Exam written by: Tamika Lett, PhD Human Services, NCAC II, CSAC, CCTP, QMHP A/C