ERIC Number: ED466897
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2002
Reference Count: N/A
Women & Addiction: Gender Issues in Abuse and Treatment.
Gordon, Susan Merle
This report reviews findings of research and clinical experience, which demonstrate clearly that addictive disorders differ in important ways between males and females. Addiction issues for women are highlighted including the prevalence of addiction, risk factors for women, and consequences of addiction. Also included are descriptions of womens treatment programs at the Caron Foundation, including the Adult Womens Programs and Adolescent Womens Programs. Specific treatment issues for women are discussed, such as barriers to treatment, characteristics of successful treatment programs, and research on treatment effectiveness. The report concludes with the Caron Substance Abuse Scale for Women: 25 Questions about YOUR Alcohol and Substance Abuse. (Contains 12 figures and 56 references.) (GCP)
Descriptors: Addiction, Clinics, Females, Gender Issues, Outcomes of Treatment, Program Descriptions, Program Effectiveness, Sex Differences, Substance Abuse
Caron Foundation, Galen Hall Road, P.O. Box 150, Wernersville, PA 19565. Tel: 800-678-2332 (Toll Free); Web site: http://www.caron.org. For full text: http://www.caron.org/pdf/Wmn&Addctn-GenderIssues.pdf.
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Caron Foundation, Wernersville, PA.