Substance Abuse Treatment: Addressing the Specific Needs of Women
| Cataloged on:
Jun. 20, 2012
ANNOTATION: “This TIP endorses a biopsychosociocultural framework based on clinical practice and research centered on women. By placing emphasis on the importance of context, many topics examine the role of factors that influence women’s substance use from initiation of use to engagement of continuing care treatment services, i.e., relationships, gender socialization, and culture. The knowledge and models presented here are grounded in women’s experiences, built on women’s strengths, and based on best, promising, or research-based practices. The primary goal of this TIP is to assist substance abuse treatment providers in offering effective, up-to-date treatment to adult women with substance use disorders” (p. xvii). Chapters following an executive summary include: creating the context; patterns of use—from initiation to treatment; physiological effects of alcohol, drugs, and tobacco on women; screening and assessment; treatment engagement, placement, and planning; substance abuse among specific population groups and settings; substance abuse treatment for women; and recovery management and administrative considerations.