Gender and Addictions: Men and Women in Treatment / Edition 1

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The idea that men too are a _gender,_ and that their addiction patterns and treatment needs must be reexamined in the light of postfeminist and men's movement consciousness as well as the rapid recent growth of scientific knowledge, is only now beginning to be explored.

Applying relational theory to addiction trmt, parenting issues for substance-abusing women, high-achieving women.

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Editorial Reviews

Ronna H. Weiss
A welcome contribution to the insufficiently addressed issue of gender-based variations in the treatment of substance abuse and process addictions, Straussner and Zelvin's volume addresses an outstanding range of related topics including parenting, AIDS, the high-achieving patient, sexism in AA, gambling, eating disorders, and concurrent disorders (depression in women, attention-deficit in men). The book provides theoretical grounding as well as valuable applications germane to treatment that transcend the particulars of gender. It combines sensitive treatment of critical subjects with real clinical utility.
Jeffrey Seinfeld
This is a timely, outstanding, beautifully organized collection of essays by highly knowledgeable and experienced clinicians on the interrelationship and impact of gender identity and sexuality on substance abuse. The essays on women poignantly emphasize the importance of the relational model in understanding the nature o female addictions and the process of treatment. The section on men provides groundbreaking insight into the connection between issues of dependency, control, and power and the dynamics of substance abuse. Theoretically sophisticated and yet practical in its clinical wisdom, Gender and Addictions is strongly recommended for practitioners at all levels of experience.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780765700704
  • Publisher: Aronson, Jason Inc.
  • Publication date: 10/1/1997
  • Series: Lsaat Series
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 528
  • Product dimensions: 6.20 (w) x 9.20 (h) x 1.60 (d)

Meet the Author

Elizabeth Zelvin, M.S.W., is outpatient program director at Project Renewal in New York City and also maintains a private psychotherapy practice.

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Table of Contents

Preface and Acknowledgments
Pt. I Overview of Gender Issues in Addiction Treatment 1
1 Gender and Substance Abuse 3
Pt. II Women's Issues in Addiction Treatment 29
2 Applying Relational Theory to Addiction Treatment 31
3 Codependency Issues of Substance-Abusing Women 47
4 Women, Addiction, and Sexuality 71
5 Substance-Abusing Women and Sexual Abuse 97
6 Parenting Issues for Substance-Abusing Women 123
7 High-Achieving Women: Issues in Addiction and Recovery 151
8 Lesbian Women and Substance Abuse 167
9 The Impact of AIDS on the Lives of Women 197
10 Women with Depression and Substance Abuse Problems 223
11 Substance-Abusing Women and Eating Disorders 243
12 Overcoming Sexism in AA: How Women Cope 263
Pt. III Men's Issues in Addiction Treatment 283
13 Psychodynamic Perspectives on Substance-Abusing Men 285
14 Incorporating Men's Values into Substance Abuse Treatment 311
15 Alcoholic Fathers and Substance-Abusing Sons 333
16 Sexual Dependence among Recovering Substance-Abusing Men 359
17 Recovery Issues of Substance-Abusing Gay Men 385
18 Substance-Abusing Male Executives 411
19 Assessment and Treatment of Male Substance Abusers with Learning Disabilities and Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder 427
20 Hispanic Substance-Abusing Men and Machismo 451
21 Men and Gambling 469
Index 493
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