Recovery Is.. Women and Addiction

We continue our series on women and addiction recovery and visit two local community services board to hear about how they serve women. Henrico County Mental Health and Richmond Behavioral Health Authority speak at the Symposium on International Perspectives on Women and Addiction.

Gender Differences & Drug Addiction

Compared with men, women:
► Initiate alcohol/other substance use at an
earlier age than in previous generations, and
at approximately the same age as men.
► Show increased prevalence in past two
decades of alcohol and drug use with lower
levels of abstaining and higher levels of use
disorders.
► At treatment entry, with fewer years of use,
exhibit more medical, psychiatric, and
adverse social consequences. (Compton et al, 2007; Grucza et al, 2008; Randall et al., 1999; Hernandez-Avila et

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Recovery Is .. Life with Farzana Doctor

On today’s show, author Farzana Doctor joins host Carol Olson to talk about Female Genital Mutilation and her new book “Seven” where she mixes in activism with the compelling story of a women discovering the history of FGM in her community.

You can follow Farzana on twitter at: @farzanadoctor

You can find Recovery Is on twitter @recoveryradiova and our blog RecoveryIs.Life

You can We Speak Out on twitter here:  @SpeakoutonFGM   learn more about FGM here: https://www.womenshealth.gov/a-z-topics/female-genital-cutting/

 

Recovery Is.Life: Women and Substance abuse

On today’s show we continue with Dr. Hendrée Jones’ presentation on Whole Person Treatment – Caring for Women Across the Lifespan. This presentation was recorded at the Reynolds-VCU Humphreys Fellows Annual Symposium. This year’s theme: International Perspectives on Women and Substance Abuse. Dr. Jones is a professor in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the School of Medicine, University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill. She is also the executive director of UNC Horizons, a comprehensive drug treatment program for pregnant and parenting women and their drug-exposed children.

International Narcotics Control Board devoted Chapter 1 of their report in 2016 to women
• The report summarized that compared to men, women:
• Are highly stigmatized
• Experience more violence
• Are less likely to receive treatment for substance use disorders
• Lack access to gender-specific treatment
• Are being incarcerated at higher rates = devastating effects on children
• While gender itself may not predict treatment outcome, there are
gender-specific factors that influence treatment outcomes in women

On today’s show, we have included modules: Peer 2 Ear with Sammy Styles and a V Word module on addiction and substance with Carol Olson.

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Health Week – An Interview with Danny Avula

This week we sit down with Danny Avula – Richmond City Health District Director and Henrico County Acting Director about Health Week.

Housing is one of the most efficient ways to improve health. Where we live and who we live alongside determines whether we have access to good jobs, reliable transportation, quality schools, grocery stores that offer fresh produce, and space for recreation and community. 

Regardless of income, neighborhood, education level, or race, our quality of life depends on access to a healthy, safe, and sustainable home. We cannot move forward as a city until we address barriers preventing so many families from this cornerstone of thriving. 

Questions: email George.Jones @vdh.virginia.gov or contact your council member.

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Richmond Recovers: Youth Programming

On today’s show we have Shelley Callahan from Children Incorporated talking about their community programs for youth. We revisit the McShin Foundation to learn about a recovery highschool program developed in Richmond. We end with Sammy Styles and Peer to Ear and Community Calendar.

A Conversation with Art Therapists

Today local art therapist, Gretchen Graves joins Carol as co-host to talk about the practice of art therapy. Leila Saadeh and Laura Tuomisto join.

This week’s Peer to Ear by Sammy Styles

Recovery Calendar

Richmond Recovers: An Interview with Erin Mahone + Peer2Ear

On today’s show, Erin Mahone, creator of #Ifyoucouldseeme, talks about her multimedia project, her myth busting and her new book Life, Motherhood, and the Pursuit of Sanity. 

We end the show with Sammy Styles and Peer to Ear.

Links:

Erin Mahone – www.ifyoucouldseeme.com

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Richmond City Crisis Response – Mental Health and Police Collaboration

Today we bring back representatives from Richmond Police and Richmond Behavioral Health Authority to talk about community response to mental health crisis and community protests. We end our show with Peer 2 Ear by Sammy Styles and Community Recovery Calendar.

Community Members, Fall into Wellness and Richmond Recovers

This weekend, Carol and Sammy attended the Fall Into Wellness Community Recovery Event and recorded participants talking about what recovery means to them.

FAll INTO WELLNESS

Richmond Recovers will be onsite at this year’s Fall Into Wellness Community Event. You are invited to record short spots about recovery, sharing your story and resources.

This fall the Richmond Behavioral Health Authority and the Richmond Behavioral Health Foundation bring their bi-annual, Fall Into Wellness to the community. A family – friendly festival promoting health and wellness for all!  Nonprofits focused on helping the community develop healthy lives will be there.

Activities include – a 5K walk to raise funds to support RBHA programs, a live music stage featuring: Big Mama Shakes, Hotel X, The Shangri-Lords, and Family and Friends- gospel quartet and fun activities for the family.

Come out on October 22, 2017 from 11 – 4. The festival is being held at Newmarket Field on 2nd and East Byrd street (across from the VA War Memorial).

For more information go to www.rbha.org/support-rbhf/fall-wellness