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UNODC launched the Regional Training Workshop "Treatment for Women with Drug Use Disorders"

The United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime hosted the Regional Training Workshop "Treatment for Women with Drug Use Disorders" from July 3 rd-5 th in the City of Guatemala.

This training event was held in close cooperation with the Executive Secretariat, Committee on Addiction and Illicit Drug Trafficking in Guatemala (SECCATID), which stood as the event's counterpart. Twenty-five health professionals participated in the event in their representation of the Ministry of Health, Committee on Drugs and Non-Governmental Entities from Central America and Dominican Republic.

The training workshop succeeded in its goal of updating the methodology of intervention and treatment for women with drug use disorders. Aside from highlighting the importance of addressing the drug problem from a health-based perspective, it emphasized its close relationship with other factors associated with gender use and perspective. Through an individualization of the subject under consideration, the goal was to provide its participants with a specialized set of tools with which to address the problem of drug use among women.

The presentation of the event was held by Dr. María Zarza, consultant for UNODC and specialist in clinic psychology and treatment of drug use disorders.

The closing ceremony was in hands of the Guatemalan Vice-President, Dr. Jafeth Cabrera, who provided the final statement of the conference.