Gender and Addictions: Men and Women in Treatment

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Shulamith Lala Ashenberg Straussner, Elizabeth Zelvin
Jason Aronson, 1997 - Medical - 509 pages
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Historically, addiction research and treatment have been based on male models, while gender studies were almost exclusively concerned with women. Straussner and Zelvin have compiled the first major work to confront issues of gender as they relate to the treatment of both substance abuse and process addictions (gambling, sexual dependency, compulsive eating). Recognizing that men and women have different patterns and different needs, the book emphasizes the relational model of female psychological development formulated by such theorists as Miller, Chodorow, and Gilligan, which illuminates women's functional focus on connection and relationship as opposed to men's on separation and individuation. Similarly, traditional male roles, values, and concerns are reconsidered as power, control, and socially condoned behaviors are explored and mined for insights into dependency and recovery.
 

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Contents

Gender and Substance Abuse
3
Womens Issues in Addiction Treatment
29
Applying Relational Theory to Addiction Treatment
31
Codependency Issues of SubstanceAbusing Women
47
Women Addiction and Sexuality
71
SubstanceAbusing Women and Sexual Abuse
97
Parenting Issues for SubstanceAbusing Women
123
HighAchieving Women Issues in Addiction and Recovery
151
Mens Issues in Addiction Treatment
283
Psychodynamic Perspectives on SubstanceAbusing Men
285
Incorporating Mens Values into Substance Abuse Treatment
311
Alcoholic Fathers and SubstanceAbusing Sons
333
Sexual Dependence among Recovering SubstanceAbusing Men
359
Recovery Issues of SubstanceAbusing Gay Men
385
SubstanceAbusing Male Executives
411
Assessment and Treatment of Male Substance Abusers with Learning Disabilities and AttentionDeficit Hyperactivity Disorder
427

Lesbian Women and Substance Abuse
167
The Impact of AIDS on the Lives of Women
197
Women with Depression and Substance Abuse Problems
223
SubstanceAbusing Women and Eating Disorders
243
Overcoming Sexism in AA How Women Cope
263
Hispanic SubstanceAbusing Men and Machismo
451
Men and Gambling
469
Index
493
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Elizabeth Zelvin, M.S.W., is outpatient program director at Project Renewal in New York City and also maintains a private psychotherapy practice.