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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Women in Recovery – The Sponsorship Relationship

Today Carol talks with two women in recovery about being women in recovery and the sponsorship relationship.

 

Sammy Styles brings Christina Burnet  to talk about women in recovery on Peer to Ear.

Women in Recovery: A Conversation with Honesty and Ariel

Emily Westerholm guest hosts today show on women in recovery about their path to healing and a healthy life. Ariel and Honesty share their stories, how they got engaged in recovery and what recovery options are out there for women.

You can listen to the show here

Links:

WRIR 97.3 FM Richmond Independent Radio

Recovery Resources

McShin Foundation 

Richmond Behavioral Health Authority