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NCJ Number: 134947 Find in a Library
Title: Feminism and Addiction
Editor(s): C Bepko
Date Published: 1991
Page Count: 113
Sponsoring Agency: Haworth Press, Inc
Binghamton, NY 13904
Publication Number: ISBN 1-56024-221-3
Sale Source: Haworth Press, Inc
10 Alice Street
Binghamton, NY 13904
United States of America
Type: Survey
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: The essays in this volume attempt to redress the imbalance of focus prevalent in mainstream addiction treatment paradigms by examining women's issues in details and by exploring constructs about addiction while challenging constructs about gender.
Abstract: The first four chapters provide the context in which women's addiction can be explored and treated; one chapter describes a program for cocaine-using mothers and their babies, while a second reviews the literature relating to gender socialization and women's addiction. The other chapters discuss co-dependency in terms of the social reconstruction of female experience and present a feminist critique of the 12-step method of addiction treatment. The second section of the book presents feminist approaches to counseling training and treatment of addiction; individual chapters specifically address models for substance abuse training and working with interpersonal violence, treatment for women addicts who were victims of childhood sexual abuse, and chemical dependency treatment for lesbians. The final section explores unique cultural and sociological issues in the treatment and recovery of women addicts. Chapter references
Main Term(s): Drug dependence; Females
Index Term(s): Counseling training; Drug treatment; Feminism
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