How Communities Are Helping Women and Families Fight the Opioid Crisis

While traditional drug rehabilitation programs continue to play an important role in fighting opioid abuse, here are a few unique approaches making a difference for women and families.

Your Wellness

How to Talk to Your Health Care Professional About Opioid Abuse

As the opioid epidemic continues to sweep the nation, it may be time for women to talk to their health care professional about opioid overdoses.

Your Wellness

With a Nation in Crisis, It's Time to Erase the Stigma of the Opioid Crisis

Anyone who takes opioids is at risk for developing an addiction and with that comes stigma. It's time to fight both by knowing what symptoms to look for.

Your Wellness

Opioids: An Evolving Health Crisis for Women

Opioids such as heroin and fentanyl, continue to harm women and families. Women are at greater risk for OUD because of biologic differences, and women also have higher rates of chronic pain.

Your Health

Use Of Buprenorphine To Treat Opioid Addiction Proliferates In California

Treatment of Opioid Use Disorder in California with Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT) has increased through greater use of Buprenorphine – one of two major medicines used to treat OUD.

Your Care

Here Are the Top 3 Women’s Health Care Issues of the 2020 Presidential Election, So Far

Nearly 20 candidates are running for the Democratic party nomination. Here’s what they’re saying about the opioid crisis, the affordable care act, medicare for all and prescription prices.

Self-Care & Mental Health

As Treatable As Diabetes? Lawmakers Push New Ways To Stem Opioid Addiction

When people are using medicines to treat their opioid use disorder – just like diabetics use insulin – and their insurance requires pre-authorization before they can get their monthly supply of their medicine, this puts them at great risk for relapse.

Your Care

HealthyWomen Helping to Combat Opioid Epidemic – Better Treatment and Better Policies

HealthyWomen is helping to combat the opioid epidemic by working with the Legal Action Center, women state legislators, and others to spread understanding of the disease of opioid use disorder (OUD), and best practices for treating OUD.

Your Care

In New Hampshire, Even Mothers In Treatment For Opioids Struggle To Keep Children

Women in treatment for opioids have challenges keeping their children.

Pregnancy & Postpartum