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NCJ Number: 64507 Add to Shopping cart Find in a Library
Title: DIRECTORY OF WOMEN'S DRUG ABUSE TREATMENT PROGRAMS
Author(s): ANON
Date Published: 1979
Page Count: 69
Sponsoring Agency: National Institute of Justice/
Rockville, MD 20849
Publication Number: DHEW (ADM) 79-852
Sale Source: National Institute of Justice/
NCJRS paper reproduction
Box 6000, Dept F
Rockville, MD 20849
United States of America
Type: Directory
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: THE DIRECTORY PROVIDES A GUIDE TO WOMEN'S AND CO-SEX DRUG TREATMENT PROGRAMS FOR EVERY STATE IN THE U.S., AS WELL AS FOR PUERTO RICO AND THE VIRGIN ISLANDS.
Abstract: FOR EACH STATE, THE DIRECTORY LISTS THE STATE AGENCY REPONSIBLE FOR OVERSEEING DRUG AND ALCOHOL TREATMENT AND PREVENTION PROGRAMS, FOLLOWED BY INDIVIDUAL PROGRAM DESCRIPTIONS OF EACH AVAILABLE PROGRAM. THE PROGRAM'S ADDRESS AND TELEPHONE NUMBER ARE INCLUDED. UNTIL RECENTLY, TREATMENT PROGRAMS FOR DRUG ABUSERS HAVE NOT TOTALLY CONSIDERED THE PARTICULAR NEEDS FOR WOMEN. CLINICIANS HAVE REPORTED THAT WOMEN ARE 'HARDER TO TREAT.' THIS MAY BE BECAUSE WOMEN BRING A VARIETY OF UNIQUE THERAPEUTIC ISSUES TO THE TREATMENT SETTING, SUCH AS INTERNALIZED AND IMPOSED SEX-ROLE EXPECTATIONS AND A GREATER NEED FOR SUPPORTIVE SERVICES SUCH AS CHILD CARE. HOWEVER, SINCE 1977 SIGNIFICANT STRIDES IN IMPROVING THE QUALITY OF SERVICES TO DRUG-DEPENDENT WOMEN HAVE BEEN MADE. MANY STATES HAVE ESTABLISHED SEPARATE AND DISTINCT WOMEN'S PROGRAMS, WHILE OTHER HAVE ENCOURAGED EXISTING PROGRAMS TO PROVIDE SPECIAL SERVICES TO FEMALE CLIENTS. THE PROGRAMS LISTED REPRESENTED A WIDE VARIETY OF TREATMENT DESIGNS. THE DIRECTORY IS INTENDED TO SERVE PERSONS IN NEED OF TREATMENT, THE PROVIDERS OF SERVICES, AND PROFESSIONALS WHO HAVE THE NEED FOR REFERRAL MECHANISMS. (AUTHOR ABSTRACT MODIFIED--PRG)
Index Term(s): Alcoholism; Drug abuse; Drug dependence; Drug treatment programs; Females; Psychological dependence; Voluntary treatment
Note: REPORT SERIES 44, NO 1
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