• Wednesday, December 11, 2019


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A Look Inside Women's Addiction and Recovery - Hot Topics

St. Paul, MN

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Free Hazelden Betty Ford's Hot Topics lunch-and-learn events feature leading experts who explore timely issues in addiction prevention, treatment and recovery.

Hazelden Betty Ford's Hot Topic #6
A Look Inside Women's Addiction and Recovery
Hazelden Betty Ford
680 Stewart Ave.
St. Paul, MN 55102
December 11
The statistical gap between men's and women's chemical use is closing; however, not all things are equal. Women have an enhanced biological vulnerability to developing substance use disorders. They present to treatment in less time after initiating use with more severe and advanced physical consequences. Despite these facts, current admission rates show that one women enters chemical dependency treatment for every two men. In this presentation, we will explore the reasons behind these issues and discuss treatment specific approaches to help enhance services for this population. 
11:30 a.m.-noon Registration and lunch (provided)
Noon-1:30 p.m. Presentation
1:30 p.m. Optional 20-minute tour of Hazelden Betty Ford center for adolescents and young adults


Lydia Burr Lydia Burr, MA, LADC, has worked for the Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation since 2011. She has served in the role of focal therapist, manager of addiction programs, and she is now the director of clinical services at the St. Paul campus. Lydia's career as a counselor and a leader in the organization has had a focus the treatment of women through multiple levels of care including long term residential, short term residential, partial hospitalization and intensive outpatient services. 


Participants in this event will receive a certificate of attendance for 1.5 hours. The participant is responsible to verify if this activity meets their Continuing Education board requirements.

Cost is FREE. Sign up soon; space is limited.

Questions? Please contact LeeAnn Mortensen by email or call 1-763-509-3813.

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