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Health & Body Image Program for Women Stimulant Users


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Female user Revolve team 1 post


Body image refers to a subjective concept of one’s physical appearance based on self-observation and the reaction of others. “Ideal” body image is the phrase used to refer to the body size determined by one’s cultural group to epitomize beauty and/or success in achievement of the optimum physical state as defined by that group.

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Female user SaraUNCE 1 post

After noticing many women coming into prison developing eating disorders and gaining enormous amounts of weight (and not due to the buffet of food available), we quickly learned there that something was needed to help these women. After some initial research studies, it was determined that there are vast amounts of body image and disordered eating issues among female prisoners. Currently our programs are run in substance abuse and mental health treatment facilities. Similar programs have been run and found to be well received in the prison setting as well.

As part of Recovery Month, the University of Nevada Cooperative Extension is asking professionals in the addiction field to take a few minutes to complete a short survey to determine the need for a health and body image program to help women who find weight & body image issues a hindrance to recovery. Take the survey now (copy & paste link in your web browser): https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/HSF_Needs_Asssessment

What are some of your own experiences with types of issues with the women you work with?

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