Partners' Influence on Women's Addiction and Recovery

The Connection Between Substance Abuse, Trauma, and Intimate Relationships

About the Course:

Partners’ Influence on Women’s Addiction and Recovery: The Connection Between Substance Abuse, Trauma, and Intimate Relationships is a document that will discuss interpersonal factors that may lead to or exacerbate substance abuse problems in women. It will focus primarily on how a woman’s relationship with her partner affects the etiology, course, and treatment of her alcohol and other drug addiction (AOD). More specifically, this document delineates and describes the relational influences that are intertwined with women’s addiction and recovery and discusses the positive and negative contributions and roles that a partner can play in sustaining a woman’s addiction and facilitating or hampering her recovery.

Journal/Publisher:

National Abandoned Infants Assistance Resource Center

Publication Date:

2002

Author

University of California at Berkley

Recommended For:

This course is recommended for health care professionals, especially addiction counselors, psychologists, mental health counselors, and social workers who seek knowledge about the connection between substance abuse, trauma, and intimate relationships. It is appropriate for all levels of participants’ knowledge.

Course Objectives:

  1. Identify the unique trajectories of addiction, treatment, and recovery in women.

  2. Acknowledge the role of partners in a woman’s addiction and recovery process.

  3. Describe the clinical assessment of and intervention with women.

  4. Explain how to engage partners in the recovery process.

  5. Recall the administrative issues that surround the recovery process.

  6. Recognize the model programs of women’s addiction and recovery.

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