Open Access Graduate Research Paper
Substance abuse--Sex differences; Women--Substance use; Women alcoholics--Counseling of;
Traditionally, substance abuse treatment programs have been developed based on data collected on male substance abusers. Women entering into these traditional treatment programs often are not successful at recovery. Male-based treatment programs are not designed to meet the complex set of needs of women substance abusers and addicts. The purpose of this research is two-fold. First, to identify the specific needs of women substance abusers and addicts. And secondly, determine how to address these identified needs in a substance abuse treatment program in order to provide a holistic approach to substance abusing and addicted women.
Year of Submission
Master of Arts
Educational Leadership, Counseling, and Postsecondary Education
Kimberly A. Vess-Darst
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©2004 Adarienne L. Burrow
Burrow, Adarienne L., "Women alcoholics and addicts : an examination of the role of gender-specific treatment programs in substance abuse counseling" (2004). Graduate Research Papers. 431.