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Gender and Addictions : Men and Women in Treatment - Shulamith L. A. Straussner

Gender and Addictions

Men and Women in Treatment

Hardcover Published: 28th October 1997
ISBN: 9780765700704
Number Of Pages: 528

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The idea that men too are a 'gender,' and that their addiction patterns and treatment needs must be reexamined in the light of postfeminist and men's movement consciousness as well as the rapid recent growth of scientific knowledge, is only now beginning to be explored.

A welcome contribution to the insufficiently addressed issue of gender-based variations in the treatment of substance abuse and process addictions, Straussner and Zelvin's volume addresses an outstanding range of related topics including parenting, AIDS, the high-achieving patient, sexism in AA, gambling, eating disorders, and concurrent disorders (depression in women, attention-deficit in men). The book provides theoretical grounding as well as valuable applications germane to treatment that transcend the particulars of gender. It combines sensitive treatment of critical subjects with real clinical utility. -- Ronna H. Weiss, Ph.D. This is a timely, outstanding, beautifully organized collection of essays by highly knowledgeable and experienced clinicians on the interrelationship and impact of gender identity and sexuality on substance abuse. The essays on women poignantly emphasize the importance of the relational model in understanding the nature o female addictions and the process of treatment. The section on men provides groundbreaking insight into the connection between issues of dependency, control, and power and the dynamics of substance abuse. Theoretically sophisticated and yet practical in its clinical wisdom, Gender and Addictions is strongly recommended for practitioners at all levels of experience. -- Jeffrey Seinfeld, Ph.D.

Preface and Acknowledgments
Overview of Gender Issues in Addiction Treatmentp. 1
Gender and Substance Abusep. 3
Women's Issues in Addiction Treatmentp. 29
Applying Relational Theory to Addiction Treatmentp. 31
Codependency Issues of Substance-Abusing Womenp. 47
Women, Addiction, and Sexualityp. 71
Substance-Abusing Women and Sexual Abusep. 97
Parenting Issues for Substance-Abusing Womenp. 123
High-Achieving Women: Issues in Addiction and Recoveryp. 151
Lesbian Women and Substance Abusep. 167
The Impact of AIDS on the Lives of Womenp. 197
Women with Depression and Substance Abuse Problemsp. 223
Substance-Abusing Women and Eating Disordersp. 243
Overcoming Sexism in AA: How Women Copep. 263
Men's Issues in Addiction Treatmentp. 283
Psychodynamic Perspectives on Substance-Abusing Menp. 285
Incorporating Men's Values into Substance Abuse Treatmentp. 311
Alcoholic Fathers and Substance-Abusing Sonsp. 333
Sexual Dependence among Recovering Substance-Abusing Menp. 359
Recovery Issues of Substance-Abusing Gay Menp. 385
Substance-Abusing Male Executivesp. 411
Assessment and Treatment of Male Substance Abusers with Learning Disabilities and Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorderp. 427
Hispanic Substance-Abusing Men and Machismop. 451
Men and Gamblingp. 469
Indexp. 493
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ISBN: 9780765700704
ISBN-10: 0765700700
Series: Library of Substance Abuse and Addiction Treatment
Audience: General
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 528
Published: 28th October 1997
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.29 x 15.82  x 3.51
Weight (kg): 0.89