On April 10 & 11, Portage proudly hosted its second symposium: “Women and Addiction” in Moncton, New Brunswick. The symposium, held with the overarching goal of eliminating barriers to meaningful addiction treatment for women and their children, aims to enhance understanding of the impacts of social determinants of health.

Addressing addiction with a focus on gender-specific needs is crucial for effective treatment and support. Bringing together experts from differents fields ensures a diverse range of perspectives and insights into this complex issue. The symposium's emphasis on understanding the social determinants of health is particularly commendable. It acknowledges the multifaceted nature of addiction and its impacts on individuals and communities.

We are hopeful that the knowledge shared during the symposium will lead to tangible policy changes and advancements in healthcare that prioritize the needs of women and their children. Improving access to meaningful addiction treatment and support services can make a significant difference in the lives of those affected by addiction.

For anyone interested in learning more about the symposium and its program of presenters, the website link provided offers a valuable resource. It's through initiatives like these that progress is made in addressing addiction and promoting health equity for all. https://www.womenandaddiction.com/


Please read our Press release on this event : https://portage.ca/en/press-release-women-and-addiction-symposium-transforming-words-into-action/ 

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