The Handbook of Addiction Treatment for Women: Theory and Practice / Edition 1

The Handbook of Addiction Treatment for Women: Theory and Practice / Edition 1

by Shulamith Lala Ashenberg Straussner
     
 

Until recently, the therapeutic community has paid little attention to the special needs of women who are addicted to drugs, alcohol, or other self-destructive behaviors. Current research reveals that women exhibit addictive behavior and addictive thinking for reasons that often are very different from those of men, and they respond more favorably to clinical

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Until recently, the therapeutic community has paid little attention to the special needs of women who are addicted to drugs, alcohol, or other self-destructive behaviors. Current research reveals that women exhibit addictive behavior and addictive thinking for reasons that often are very different from those of men, and they respond more favorably to clinical treatments that are tailored specifically to meet their individual needs.
In The Handbook of Addiction Treatment for Women, editors Shulamith Lala Ashenberg Straussner and Stephanie Brown, and more than thirty leading researchers, clinicians, and teachers examine the complex topic of women and addiction. This comprehensive resource offers an overview of the history of women and addiction, explores the unique challenges the female addict poses, and provides specific guidelines for diagnosing and treating an individual female addict.
The contributors to this volume analyze the underlying psychological issues, traumas, and abuse that contribute to addictive behavior and examine the repercussions women experience when they become addicted or cross addicted to drugs, alcohol, sex, food, relationships, shopping, gambling, smoking, or spending. This important handbook considers the complex factors that can influence a woman's behavior, including age, race, culture, and psychological issues, and the authors explore how individual women experience addiction differently. For example, this book addresses such questions as: How is a teenager's addiction different from that of a middle-aged woman? What issues are specific to the Asian, Latina, or Black female addicts? How does addiction affect women who are lesbian, homeless, incarcerated, or dually diagnosed?
Based on many years of combined experience in the field, the authors recommend a wide-array of treatment modalities and provide guidelines to help clinicians evaluate which approaches or interventions are most appropriate for the individual woman. In addition, the book examines the plight of nonaddicted women involved in relationships with addicts. This hands-on guide is an invaluable resource for clinicians working with female addicts in their struggle to recover and reclaim their lives.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780787953553
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
02/12/2002
Edition description:
1 ED
Pages:
640
Product dimensions:
9.20(w) x 7.20(h) x 1.30(d)

Table of Contents

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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