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The Handbook of Addiction Treatment for Women: Theory and Practice

ISBN: 978-0-7879-5355-3
640 pages
February 2002, Jossey-Bass
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Providing essential theoretical and practical guidelines for clinicians, educators, policymakers, and public health professionals, The Handbook of Addiction Treatment for Women is a comprehensive resource of the most current research and knowledge from recognized experts in the field of addiction and treatment. This much needed guide offers an historical context on the issue of women and addiction, examines the myriad challenges of the female addict, and includes recommendations for choosing a course of treatment that will meet the specific needs of an individual woman addict.
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Preface.

Acknowledgments.

PART ONE: UNDERSTANDING ADDICTED WOMEN.

1 Women s Addiction and Treatment Through a Historical Lens(Shulamith Lala Ashenberg Straussner and Patricia Rose Attia).

2 Women and Addiction: Expanding Theoretical Points of View(Stephanie Brown).

3 Helping Women Recover: Creating Gender-ResponsiveTreatment (Stephanie S. Covington).

PART TWO: MAJOR ADDICTIONS AMONG WOMEN.

4 Drug- and Alcohol-Abusing Women (Lynn E. O Connor, Milena Esherick, and Cassandra Vieten).

5 The Queen of Diamonds: Women and Compulsive Gambling (Diane Rae Davis).

6 Women and Eating Disorders (Susan D. Raeburn).

7 Sexually Addictive Behavior in Women (Judith E. Rubin).

8 Women and Relationship Addiction (Carol Tosone).

9 Women and Spending Addictions (Linda Barbanel).

10 Women and Smoking (Jeannine Crouse).

PART THREE: LIFE CYCLE ISSUES FOR ADDICTED WOMEN.

11 Adolescent Girls and Addiction (Rose Fajardo Latino).

12 Addiction and Recovery in Midlife (Nancy Waite-O Brien).

13 Older Women and Addictions (Renee S. Katz).

PART FOUR: ADDICTIONS ISSUES FOR ETHNICALLYDIVERSE WOMEN.

14 Black Women and Addictions (Muriel Gray and Melissa B. Littlefield).

15 Latinas in Cultural Transition: Addiction, Treatment, andRecovery (Juana Mora).

16 Asian and Pacific Islander Women and Addiction (Kerrily J. Kitano and Liane J. Louie).

PART FIVE: SPECIAL POPULATIONS AND SETTINGS.

17 Addiction and Women in the Workplace (Jane M. Nakken).

18 Effective Intervention and Treatment for Lesbians (Laurie Drabble and Brenda L. Underhill).

19 Addictions and Women with Major Psychiatric Disorders (Diana M. DiNitto and Catherine Crisp).

20 Homeless Addicted Women (A. Meredith Deming, Karen McGoff-Yost, and Anne L. Strozier).

21 Addictions and Women in the Criminal Justice System (Katherine van Wormer).

22 Women Affected by Addictions (Elizabeth Zelvin).

PART SIX: TREATMENT APPROACHES AND MODALITIES.

23 Group Treatment of Substance-Abusing Women (Eileen P. Beyer and Karen Carnabucci).

24 Women in Self-Help Programs (Joyce Schmid).

PART SEVEN: EPILOGUE AND RESOURCES.

25 Epilogue (Shulamith Lala Ashenberg Straussner and Stephanie Brown).

Resources (Nancy K. Brown and Rita Rhodes).

About the Authors.

Name Index.

Subject Index.
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Shulamith Lala Ashenberg Straussner, is professor at the New York University School of Social Work and coordinator of their post-master's program in the treatment of alcohol and drug abusing clients. She is the author or editor of several books, including Clinical Work with Substance-Abusing Clients (1993) and Gender and Addictions: Men and Women in Treatment (1997).

Stephanie Brown is director of the Addictions Institute in Menlo Park, California, and codirector of the Family Recovery Project at the Mental Research Institute in Palo Alto, California. She is the author of Treating the Alcoholic (1985) and Treating Adult Children of Alcoholics (1988), the editor of Treating Alcoholism (1995), and a coauthor of The Alcoholic Family in Recovery (1999) and The Family Recovery Guide ( 2000).
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"...a much-needed resource." (Psychiatric Services, January 2004)

"...one would hope that this book will be widely accepted and utilized for its strengths..." (Addiction, No.97, 2002)

"...provides a comprehensive overview of the many facets of social work practice with women who suffer from various addictions." (Journal of Social Work Practice in the Addictions, Summer 2003)

"The Handbook of Addiction Treatment for Women brings to the field the thinking of researchers and practitioners in a very readable, practical compendium. This book is for anyone who cares about women with addictions." —Mary Beth Johnson, director, Addiction Technology Transfer Center, National Office

"This is a wonderful book that addresses an unusually diverse set of issues, some of which are often neglected. It is not only useful to clinicians, but also to educators, researchers, policymakers, and anyone responsible for treatment program design." — Joan E. Zweben, clinical professor of psychiatry, University of California, San Francisco; executive director, East Bay Community Recovery Project and 14th Street Clinic, Oakland, California

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