Stimulant use has been prevalent in the western U.S. for decades and remains higher in rural communities than in metropolitan areas. Because of this prevalence, SNAP-Ed implementers are likely to encounter individuals affected directly or indirectly by substance use disorder. For women, stimulant use tends to accelerate more quickly, leading to severe physical and emotional problems and making seeking help difficult, especially in rural areas. As such, understanding how to provide strength-based and trauma-informed nutrition programs that promote recovery is essential.
This new, self-paced course builds your capacity to support rural women on their path to health and wellness by increasing your knowledge and skills regarding substance use and recovery.