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Women who receive gender-specific substance abuse treatment have greater chance of employment

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December 31, 2014

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Women who receive treatment in gender-sensitive programs are more likely to be employed 12 months after treatment admission than women in more traditional treatment programs, according to research funded by NIDA. Additionally, women who complete treatment have greater odds of being employed than women not completing treatment. The study analyzed data from 5,109 women admitted to 13 mixed-gender intensive inpatient programs in Washington State. This research is of particular importance since women with substance abuse disorders have reported barriers to employment, which can be a protective factor against relapse.

For a copy of the article (published online December 4, 2014 in Journal of Drug Issues), go to: http://jod.sagepub.com/content/early/2014/12/01/0022042614559945.abstract.

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    NIDA. (2014, December 31). Women who receive gender-specific substance abuse treatment have greater chance of employment. Retrieved from https://www.drugabuse.gov/news-events/news-releases/2014/12/women-who-receive-gender-specific-substance-abuse-treatment-have-greater-chance-employment

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