Women and Alcohol and Drug Abuse

Learning Objectives

Chapter 2: Women and Alcohol and Other Drugs: An Overview

  1. Describe the breadth and depth of alcohol and other drug problems among women of various ages, races, and socioeconomic status.
  2. Describe patterns of alcohol use and other types of drugs abuse most frequently by women of various ages, races, and socioeconomic.
  3. Identify health-related issues likely to arise because of alcohol and other drug use.

Chapter 3: Treatment of Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse: An Introduction

  1. Enumerate 5 goals of alcohol and other drug abuse treatment service and recovery programs.
  2. List 4 methods for the treatment of substance abuse among women.
  3. List 4 modalities of substance abuse treatment.
  4. Recommend treatment plans for the treatment of alcohol and other drug abuse.
  5. Formulate a case management plan for a substance abuse treatment plan.
  6. Address 5 issues most critical in implementing substance abuse treatment program.
  7. Define terms such as “enabling” and “codependency.”
  8. Formulate 5 types of strategies to address sexuality issues.
  9. Establish the link between substance abuse and violence.

Chapter 4: Outreach to and Identification of Women

  1. Develop an outreach program for women with substance abuse problems
  2. Identify 8 barriers women confront to finding, entering, and completing substance abuse treatment programs.
  3. Identify barriers to outreach that are unique to 4 specific groups of women.
  4. Identify 5 obstacles to reaching high-risk teenagers.
  5. Formulate 7 specific outreach strategies for older women.
  6. Formulate 5 strategies to encourage pregnant and postpartum women to enter treatment.
  7. Identify 4 barriers to treatment for American Indian women.
  8. Formulate 3 strategies to intervene with Asian American women.
  9. Formulate 2 specific outreach strategies for women with HIV/AIDS.
  10. Formulate 6 specific outreach strategies for lesbian women.
  11. Formulate 2 strategies to engage women in the criminal justice system the seek treatment for substance abuse.

Chapter 5: Comprehensive Treatment for Women

  1. Write questions that can help identify a client’s current alcohol or other drug-related problems.
  2. Collect information during the intake process for the medical and mental health assessment.
  3. Formulate the treatment plan for the substance abuser.
  4. Formulate strategies for providing comprehensive treatment services.
  5. Prepare a discharge plan for the woman leaving the treatment.
  6. Design and implement successful treatment strategies for specific ethnic and racial populations.

Chapter 6: Continuing Care and Follow-up

  1. Identify issues related to continuing care
  2. Discuss issues of women, violence, and continuing care.

Chapter 7: Program Management Issues

  1. Write policies and procedures relating to women in treatment.