Session 6: Alcohol and Opioid Use in Women and Girls: Health Impacts and Treatment (2 CME)
In session 6, you will learn that drinking too much alcohol can seriously affect the health of women and girls. Excessive alcohol use increases the risk of certain types of cancers, heart disease, sexually transmitted diseases, unintended pregnancy, and many other health problems. This session will highlight findings from current research on drinking among women and girls. Deborah S. Hasin, PhD, George F. Koob, PhD, Rajita Sinha, PhD, Grace Chang, MD, MPH, Constance M. Weisner, DrPH, LCSW and Mary E. McCaul, PhDbring their years of experience and expertise to deliver an exceptional presentation covering the following: US Trends in Harmful Substance Use Among Women and Girls, Alcohol and the Female Brain, Harmful Effects of Alcohol and Opioid Use in Women and Girls, Health Impacts of Maternal Alcohol Use, Implementation and Outcomes of Screening and Brief Intervention for Women in Primary Care, and Do Women Benefit from Specialty Treatment for Alcohol and Drug Use Disorders?.