Helping Women Recover: A Program for Treating Addiction, Revised Edition
June 2008, Jossey-Bass
Included in SAMHSA’a National Registry of Evidence-based Programs and Practices.
1 Introduction to Addiction Treatment for Women.
Historical Background: Why a Woman’s Treatment Program?
What We Have Learned.
Fundamentals of Gender-Responsive Services.
The Value of Twelve Step Programs and Other Mutual-Help Groups.
Research on Helping Women Recover.
2 Facilitating the Program.
Organization and Content of the Program.
Principles of an Effective Treatment Program.
The Role of the Facilitator.
Module A: Self.
1. Defining Self.
2. Sense of Self.
4. Sexism, Racism, and Stigma.
Module B: Relationships.
5. Family of Origin.
7. Mother Myths.
8. Interpersonal Violence.
9. Creating Healthy Relationships and Support Systems.
Module C: Sexuality.
10. Sexuality and Addiction.
11. Body Image.
12. Sexual Identity.
13. Sexual Abuse.
14. Fear of Sex While Clean and Sober.
Module D: Spirituality.
15. What Is Spirituality?
16. Prayer and Meditation.
17. Creating a Vision.
Appendix: Additional Recovery Resources.
I. Five Primary Practices of the Oxford Group.
II. The Twelve Steps of Alcoholics Anonymous.
III. A.A. Slogans.
IV. A Letter from Carl Jung to Bill Wilson.
V. The Serenity Prayer.
VI. The Synanon Prayer.
VII. The Sixteen Steps for Discovery and Empowerment (Charlotte Kasl).
VIII. A New Version of the Twelve Steps (David Berenson).
IX. Thirteen Statements of Affirmation or Acceptance (Women For Sobriety).
X. SMART Recovery®.
XI. Save Our Selves/(SOS).
Gender-Responsive Resource Materials.
Stephanie S. Covington, PhD, LCSW, is a nationally recognized clinician, author, and organizational consultant noted for her pioneering work on women's issues. As consultant to the Betty Ford Treatment Center, her work included the creation of a progressive and innovative program for women. She has trained mental health professionals in the United States, Mexico, Europe, Africa, and New Zealand. She is a board-certified Diplomate of the National Association of Social Workers and a member of the American Association of Marriage and Family Therapy.