• Summary
  • Contents
  • Subject index

American Journal of Nursing, 2001 Book of the Year Award in Psychiatric & Mental Health Nursing Building upon generic concepts and skills of caring and helping, this book provides a foundation for addiction practice by health and social services professionals. Chapters emphasize the knowledge considered essential in every area, and each chapter identifies the skills required and suggests topics for further study.

Women and Addiction
Women and addiction
  • Appreciate the history of women and addiction in the United States.
  • Acknowledge the great disparity between women's needs and the services provided.
  • Articulate a philosophy of treatment for women.
  • Implement effective treatment with women.
  • Grasp the significance of Women for Sobriety's New Life program.
  • Recognize the special needs of pregnant addicts.
  • Identify treatment goals for perinatal addiction.
  • Women and Addiction
    • Historical Background
    • Needs and Services
    • Pregnant Addicts
  • Treatment with Women
    • Treatment Philosophy
    • Effective Treatment
    • Women for Sobriety
  • Treatment for Perinatal Addiction
  • Summary
  • Related Skills Checklist
  • Special Topics for Further Study
  • Addiction Practice 2000
Women and Addiction
Historical Background

In the United States, drinking, smoking, gambling, and using drugs have long been associated with men and male lifestyles. Much less visible and less acceptable have been the drinking, smoking, ...

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