• May 2014
  • Vol. 15, No. 5

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Substance Abuse Treatment for Women

As part of its Treatment Improvement Protocol (TIP), the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) produced Substance Abuse Treatment: Addressing the Specific Needs of Women in 2009—number 51 in the TIP series. Recently, SAMHSA produced a companion guide, Quick Guide for Administrators Based on TIP 51 Substance Abuse Treatment: Addressing the Specific Needs of Women.

The companion guide explains the TIP program and is based on clinical practice and research centered on women stemming from the experiences of women, rather than comparing women to men. The Quick Guide then highlights the principles of gender-responsive treatment, physiological effects of substance use in women, barriers to treatment, three core treatment strategies in program development, and more.

Quick Guide for Administrators Based on TIP 51 Substance Abuse Treatment: Addressing the Specific Needs of Women is available here:

http://store.samhsa.gov/shin/content/SMA13-4788/SMA13-4788.pdf (7 MB)

Substance Abuse Treatment: Addressing the Specific Needs of Women is available here:

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/NBK83252/

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