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.
Our Don’t Quit the Quit team is working to EMPOWER women in recovery from opioid use disorder! 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.
Watch Previous Webinars
March 31, 2022 - All About Doulas
This webinar serves as both an introduction to our DQTQ Doulas and to doula work in general.
February 17, 2022 - Cannabis and the Perinatal Period
This webinar looks at the current state of marijuana use during the perinatal period. Many pregnant people continue to use marijuana, either alone or in addition to other substances, and are unaware of the potential consequences of use; especially during breastfeeding.
January 20, 2022 - Prenatal Care for MAT Patients
Labor & Delivery Experience for Moms on MOUD & Pain Management Options
December 2, 2021 - Building Your Support Team During Recovery
As in everyday life, it’s important to have a support team. This is especially true during the holidays. For every game being played on t.v. you need your own MVP’s to support you. Join us tomorrow at noon for Don't Quit the Quit's monthly webinar Building Your Support Team During Recovery. Carol Torgerson, Licensed Addiction Counselor and Professional Clinical Counselor with Spectra Health, will be joining us to discuss gathering the best teams and plays to support you during the stress of the holidays and all throughout your recovery.
November 4, 2021 - What does seeking treatment look like?
Have you ever wondered what happens once a person decides to make that first call to seek treatment for a substance use disorder or an opioid use disorder? The November Don't Quit the Quit webinar features Dr. Missy Henke, Medical Director at the Heartview Foundation. Dr. Henke will talk us through the process of treatment. What happens at the first appointment? What does treatment look like? Do things look different if a person is pregnant? This information is so important to know if YOU are a person seeking recovery or even if you are a family member, friend, or colleague of someone you want to support during treatment and recovery.
October 7, 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 2, 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!
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
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 disorders.
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.