The Don't Quit the Quit program provides education to increase awareness and knowledge
about women with opioid use disorders and decrease the stigma they may be experiencing
in our rural communities. Free, educational webinars will be offered on the first
Thursday at 12pm CST of each month. Our Don’t Quit the Quit team is working to EMPOWER women in recovery from opioid use
disorder! Therefore, we encourage all participants to be respectful, nonjudgmental
and open to learning. We welcome all who SUPPORT North Dakota women and families impacted by substance use
disorders to attend these webinars.
- November 4th, 2021 @ Noon CT - Topic TBD
Zoom information: You can join us on by clicking on the link below.
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If you prefer to call into the webinar, please use the phone number below to listen!
You will need to enter the Meeting ID number when prompted.
Dial (1) 253-253-8782
Meeting ID: 981 1943 8416
October 7th, 2021 Call Kay - Are you a parent or currently pregnant and struggling with substance use? Do you wish
you had somebody to talk to? Are you a health care provider looking for a creative
resource that serves individuals who are pregnant and need additional support? If
you answered yes to any of these questions, please consider joining Don't Quit the
Quit on Thursday, October 7, at 12Noon for our monthly webinar. Kristy Johnson, Peer
Support Administrator for the North Dakota Behavioral Health Division, will be sharing
information about Call Kay. Call Kay is a confidential Call or Text Resource parents can use to anonymously connect with
a peer support specialist who has experience navigating the child welfare system. Call Kay can answer questions, share experiences, help you find local resources, or even just
engage with you in a nonjudgmental conversation...24 hours a day! Kristy will also
be sharing her experience as a parent living in recovery and working as a Peer Support
Specialist in North Dakota.
- September 2nd, 2021 - Don't Quit the Quit did not hold our regularly scheduled webinar this week. Instead,
we wanted to bring attention to International Overdose Awareness Day on August 31,
2021. Download our flyer for more information on how you can have a role in preventing opioid
overdose! DQTQ Overdose Awareness Day
- August 5th, 2021 Compassion Fatigue: The Importance of Self Care for Friends and Families
Compassion fatigue refers to the stress, physical and mental exhaustion that healthcare
providers may experience when working with clients impacted by trauma or substance
use disorders. However, similar challenges may be experienced by caregivers who care
for family members or friends impacted by substance use disorders. This stress of
daily life can also increase their risk for compassion fatigue. Marvis Doster, a
regional nurse expert in the field of addiction, guides this month's webinar. Marvis
will help us identify the components of compassion fatigue and offer strategies to
address self-care for non-professional caregivers.
- July 1st, 2021 Rethinking "Umbrella Drinking" During Pregnancy - With the current focus on substance use disorders linked to opioid use and methamphetamine
use, alcohol use seems to be overshadowed. Unfortunately, a significant number of
women misuse alcohol, have an alcohol use disorder, or use alcohol in combination
with other substances. Many women are also unaware of the consequences of alcohol
use during pregnancy. This webinar will review alcohol use and women as well as the
impact of alcohol use during pregnancy.
- June 3rd, 2021 Peer Support Specialist - Alyson. Alyson is a mother who has been in long-term recovery for 2 years and 3 months. Over
this past year, she became a peer support specialist and is currently offering support
to many mothers in our region. A peer support specialist is a person with "lived
experience" who has been trained to support those who struggle with mental health,
psychological trauma, or substance use. Their personal experience of these challenges provides
peer support specialists with expertise that professional training cannot replicate.
- May 6th, 2021
Perinatal Mental Health: Baby Blues and More - Perinatal Mental Health refers to the mental health concerns women experience during
pregnancy and in the first year postpartum. Some of the most common conditions include
Baby Blues and Postpartum Depression. Many women have risk factors for these conditions,
even those who have had "easy" pregnancies! However, most women still feel stigmatized
about mental health and often don't discuss their concerns with their providers.
This webinar will highlight common perinatal mental health concerns, symptoms to look
for, and typical screening questions. It's OK...Let's talk about mental health!
April 1, 2021
The DQTQ team was honored to have an amazing guest join us for our April 1st webinar! Lucy, a North Dakota mother in recovery from opioid use disorder, shared her journey through
addiction, treatment and long-term recovery. As we listened to Lucy share her challenges and successes and offer words of encouragement for all women
struggling with opioid use disorder, we encouraged participants to be respectful,
nonjudgmental and open to learning through Lucy's lived experiences.
March 4, 2021
This webinar will review Sexual Reproductive Health (SRH) Services. Treatment is often the perfect time for women with substance use disorders to engage
in routine women's health screenings, access contraception if desired, and discuss
family planning. In fact, ALL women should be aware of preventive well-woman care
options as part of a healthy lifestyle plan! Rural challenges in accessing SRH services
will also be addressed.
February 4, 2021
Treating Opioid Use Disorder During the Perinatal Period (Part II): Postpartum and Breastfeeding. Medications to treat Opioid Use Disorder (MOUD) are appropriate and safe for use during pregnancy, postpartum and while breastfeeding. This webinar’s content includes a brief overview of general postpartum changes, breastfeeding while on MOUD, and information about neonatal abstinence syndrome.
January 7, 2020
Treating Opioid Use Disorder During the Perinatal Period (Part I): Pregnancy Medications to treat Opioid Use Disorder (OUD) are appropriate and safe for use during pregnancy, postpartum and while breastfeeding. This webinar will include a brief overview of pregnancy, the impact of OUD on mothers and infants, neonatal abstinence syndrome, and a discussion about buprenorphine and methadone treatment for women with OUD.
- December 3, 2020
When Pregnancy, COVID-19 and Substance Use Disorders Collide: COVID-19 has been devastating many North Dakota families. Every day we are hearing
about increasing positivity rates, exhausted healthcare workers, and guidelines around
safe distancing and mask wearing. One population that we are not hearing as much
about right now are pregnant people. Have you been wondering how COVID-19 is impacting
pregnant people? How about those with substance use disorders? This webinar will
provide insight into COVID-19’s impact on people who are pregnant with substance use
- November 5, 2020
Why Substance Use Looks Different for Women: Women have unique responses to substance use and abuse that may contribute to dependence.
This webinar explores the current state of substance use disorders in women and examines
biological, social, and psychological factors that impact the chronic disease of addiction.
October 1, 2020
Women, Stigma and Addiction: Drug addiction and alcoholism consistently rank among the most devalued stigmatized
characteristics world-wide. Women with substance use disorders may experience stigma
differently than male counterparts. This webinar explores the stigma women with opioid
use disorder and substance use disorders may encounter and examines strategies to
decrease stigma and improve care for women and families.