Sexual Health: A New Ally for Improving Drug and Alcohol Treatment (Part 1)


Part 1 of 2 Sessions

This session will examine eight principles – from sex research, addiction treatment, harm-reduction and relapse prevention guiding addiction treatment professionals to contemplate and implement sex/drug-linked relapse prevention programming. The workshop will introduce assessment and a pathway model for counselors to provide sex/drug-linked relapse prevention interventions at all stages of client recovery. The workshop concludes with four core sexual health themes that develop sex-positive drug and alcohol counseling skills, increase counselor willingness and confidence, and clinically organize client sex/drug-linked relapse risk factors within both individual and psycho-educational relapse prevention groups.

1. Participants will examine sexual health approaches for sex/drug-linked relapse prevention to integrate within current practices within drug and alcohol treatment programs

2. Participants will discuss approaches to integrate six fundamentals of sexual health within drug and alcohol treatment programs.

3. Participants will examine personal, professional and agency stage of readiness for sexual health in drug and alcohol treatment skills and interventions.

Breakout Session

July 20, 2018
9:30 am

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