Substance Abuse Treatment for Women (TIP 51, Chapter 7)

From Substance Abuse Treatment: Addressing the Specific Needs of Women (TIP 51)

About the Course:

This course is based on Chapter 7 from Substance Abuse Treatment: Addressing the Specific Needs of Women Treatment Improvement Protocol (TIP) 51.

Substance Abuse Treatment for Women highlights women’s treatment issues and needs (beginning with the role of relationships-including family and partners), parenting issues and treatment needs (including pregnancy and children), and several co-occurring disorders that are most prevalent among women and are likely to require attention during the course of treatment. Significant consideration is also given to trauma, trauma informed services, and integrated treatment for women with trauma-related symptoms and substance use disorders.

Course materials are from Chapter 7, found on pages 137-179 of pdf document (pages 156-198 if using Adobe toolbar page finder.) Course materials can be accessed either 1) online or 2) by ordering free of charge from: http://ncadistore.samhsa.gov/catalog/productDetails.aspx?ProductID=18244

Journal/Publisher:

SAMHSA

Publication Date:

2009

Author

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Recommended For:

This course is recommended for health care professionals, especially addiction counselors, psychologists, mental health counselors, and social workers who seek knowledge about substance abuse treatment for women. It is appropriate for an introductory to intermediate level of participants’ knowledge.

Course Objectives:

  1. Acknowledge the factors that influence retention among women.

  2. Describe women’s treatment issues and needs as they relate to substance use and abuse.

  3. Identify treatment programs and curricula for substance use disorders and trauma.

  4. Address tobacco use with women in treatment.

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