Contact Hours: 2

Instructor(s): Dr. Dawn-Elise Snipes PhD, LPC-MHSP

Presenters:  Sari Izenwasser, Ph.D.,Rajita Sinha, Himanshu P. upadhyaya "Sex Gender Differences: Substance Abuse" .


  • Explore gender differences in the initiation, use and relapse phases of addiction
  • Identify potential biological/gender differences that need to be addressed in a thorough relapse prevention plan 
  • Explore social or cultural issues affecting individuals

Bibliographic Information:

"Sex Gender Differences: Substance Abuse" . Sari Izenwasser, Ph.D.,Rajita Sinha, Himanshu P. upadhyaya, National Institutes of Health (U.S) Office of Research on Women's Health.

"Sex and Gender Influences on Addiction in Adolescents”
Sari Izenwasser, Ph.D., Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, University of Miami Miller School of Medicine 

"Sex Differences in Stress and Cocaine Addiction: Effects on Relapse Outcomes”
Rajita Sinha, Ph.D., Professor of Psychiatry, Yale University School of Medicine 

"Does Gender Matter in Cigarette Smoking Cue-Reactivity and Behavior?”

Himanshu P. Upadhyaya, M.B.B.S., M.S., Associate Professor, Medical University of South Carolina 

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