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Prescription Drugs and Abuse in Women:. A Community Perspective. Prescription Drugs and Abuse in Women: A Community Perspective. One person dies every 19 minutes from prescription drug abuse in the United States (CDC)

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prescription drugs and abuse in women a community perspective
Prescription Drugs and Abuse in Women: A Community Perspective
  • One person dies every 19 minutes from prescription drug abuse in the United States (CDC)
  • According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) an estimate of twenty –seven thousand unintentional drug overdose deaths occurred in 2007
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Prescription Drugs and Abuse in Women: A Community Perspective
  • The CDC reports the two main groups at risk for prescription drug overdose are the nine million people who report long-term medical use of opioids – and the roughly 5 million people who have used opioids without prescription or medical need
prescription drugs and abuse in women a community per
Prescription Drugs and Abuse in Women: A Community Per
  • Seventy percent of females who responded to the Waismann Method Opiate Survey confirmed that their dependence began after taking legitimate doctor-prescribed medication.
  • Fifty Percent of the who answered the survey received prescription from only one doctor and 31 percent sought treatment from multiple doctors.
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Prescription Drugs and Abuse in Women: A Community Perspective
  • For fifty percent of the female respondents withdrawal symptoms were the number one reason they were not able to stop taking the drug without help.
  • Thirty-one percent of women obtained their prescription medication by ordering over the internet.
  • Of the female respondents 52 percent were married at the time of treatment and 64 percent had children.
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Prescription Drugs and Abuse in Women: A Community Perspective
  • One person dies every 19 minutes from prescription drug abuse in the United States.
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Prescription Drugs and Abuse in Women: A Community Perspective
  • Vicodin
  • Oxycontin
  • Lortab
  • Percocet
  • Norco
  • Suboxone
  • Non-Prescription Methadone
  • Subutex
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Prescription Drugs and Abuse in Women: A community Perspective
  • Roxicodine
  • Darvocet
  • Dilaudid
  • Poppy Tea
  • Tussionex
  • Demerol
  • Fentanyl
why do some women abuse opiates
Why do some Women Abuse Opiates
  • Genetic factors.
  • To feel a sense of belonging or safety.
  • Introduced to drug(s) by parents at early age.
  • Introduced to drug(s) by peers and/or by boyfriend as a teen.
  • Experimental use that progressed to abuse and eventually to addiction.
  • Underlying mental health issues.
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Why do some Women Abuse Opiates
  • Prescribed by physician
  • “ Opiates gives me energy”
why can t they just stop taking opiates
Why can’t they just stop taking opiates
  • The opiate addicted female can’t stop craving the pills as the high wears off after frequent use.
  • Have developed a higher tolerance.
  • Feel the need to continue using to ward off severe symptoms of withdrawal.
  • It’s those severe withdrawal symptoms that can push addicted women to take drastic measures to get their pills
risks
Risks
  • Prescription cut off after opiate abuse is detected by physician.
  • Began to purchase pills off the streets.
  • Putting self and often time children at risk for harm when searching for drugs.
  • Pill cost on the streets too expensive-heroin is much cheaper.
  • Introduced to injecting the drug (IDU) for quicker and more intense high.
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Risks
  • Sexual exploitation (multiple sex partners)
  • Risk for HIV/AIDS – Hepatitis and other sexually transmitted diseases increases
  • Physically and emotionally abused.
  • Overdose and death (not concerned about dying-the drug overrides the risk of death.
how can women get help
How can Women Get Help
  • Majority of women eventually have run-in with law/sent to jail and or court ordered to treatment
  • Family members and/or spouse encourage treatment.
  • Hospitalization due to suicidal attempt and at release hospital treatment plan recommends substance abuse treatment.
  • Volunteer or self admit to Substance Abuse Treatment Program.
barriers that hinders women from accessing treatment
Barriers that hinders women from accessing treatment
  • Mental Health issues not addressed in treatment and may not have been diagnosed
  • Not many treatment programs are designed to focus specifically on women’s issues.
  • Shame and Guilt unresolved issues related to behaviors attached to activities during active addiction.
  • Lost custody or child(ren) – abortions – adoptions.
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Barriers that Hinders Women from accessing treatment
  • Unresolved family of origin issues.
  • Unresolved abuse (sexual) issues.
treatment options
Treatment Options
  • Residential Treatment and detoxification.
  • Intensive Out Patient Treatment (IOP)
  • Methadone Treatment (MMT) – Methadone is a synthetic opiate that suppresses symptoms of withdrawal when it is controlled.
literature review
Literature Review
  • Effectiveness of Substance Abuse Treatment Programming for Women: A Review – Ashley, Marsden and Thomas – The American Journal of Drug and Alcohol Abuse (Vol. 29, No 1. pp 19-53, 2003)
  • Women with Co-Occurring Serious Mental Illness and Substance Use Disorder – the NSDUH Report (National Survey on Drug Use and Health (August 20, 2004)
literature review1
Literature Review
  • Women and Addiction in the United States – 1920 to the Present. Stephen R. Kandall, M.D
  • Substance abuse treatment entry, retention and outcome in women: A review of the literature. Greenfield, Brooks, Gordon, Green, Kropp, McHugh, Lincoln, Hien and Miele. Drug and Alcohol Dependence 86 (2007) 1-21
  • Women a d Addiction (Alcohol and Opiates): Comparative Analysis of Psychosocial Aspects. Raketic, Branka, Gajic,S., Gajic.T, and Mirjana
special recognition
Special Recognition
  • Kristen Bachmann
  • Kimberly Doss
  • Fancy Cupps