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.
Table of contents
PART ONE: UNDERSTANDING ADDICTED WOMEN.
1 Women s Addiction and Treatment Through a HistoricalLens(Shulamith Lala Ashenberg Straussner and Patricia RoseAttia).
2 Women and Addiction: Expanding Theoretical Points ofView(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, MilenaEsherick, and Cassandra Vieten).
5 The Queen of Diamonds: Women and Compulsive Gambling (Diane RaeDavis).
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 (LaurieDrabble 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 (Katherinevan Wormer).
22 Women Affected by Addictions (Elizabeth Zelvin).
PART SIX: TREATMENT APPROACHES AND MODALITIES.
23 Group Treatment of Substance-Abusing Women (Eileen P. Beyer andKaren Carnabucci).
24 Women in Self-Help Programs (Joyce Schmid).
PART SEVEN: EPILOGUE AND RESOURCES.
25 Epilogue (Shulamith Lala Ashenberg Straussner and StephanieBrown).
Resources (Nancy K. Brown and Rita Rhodes).
About the Authors.
"...a much-needed resource." (Psychiatric Services, January2004)
"...one would hope that this book will be widely accepted andutilized for its strengths..." (Addiction, No.97, 2002)
"...provides a comprehensive overview of the many facets ofsocial work practice with women who suffer from variousaddictions." (Journal of Social Work Practice in theAddictions, Summer 2003)"The Handbook of Addiction Treatment for Women brings to thefield the thinking of researchers and practitioners in a veryreadable, practical compendium. This book is for anyone who caresabout women with addictions." --Mary Beth Johnson, director,Addiction Technology Transfer Center, National Office
"This is a wonderful book that addresses an unusually diverseset of issues, some of which are often neglected. It is not onlyuseful 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, EastBay Community Recovery Project and 14th Street Clinic, Oakland,California