Display Settings:

Format

Send to:

Choose Destination
Am J Drug Alcohol Abuse. 2007;33(1):5-11.

A new gender-based model for women's recovery from substance abuse: results of a pilot outcome study.

Author information

  • 1Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts, USA. lisa_najavits@hms.harvard.edu

Abstract

Despite repeated calls for gender-based recovery models for women, there has been a lack of empirical research on this topic. We thus sought to evaluate a women's manual-based substance use disorder recovery model in a pilot study. Participants were opioid-dependent women in a methadone maintenance treatment program who received 12 sessions of the gender-based model in group format over two months. Assessment was conducted before and after the intervention, with results indicating significant improvements in drug use (verified by urinalysis), impulsive-addictive behavior, global improvement, and knowledge of the treatment concepts. Patients' high attendance rate (87% of available sessions) and strong treatment satisfaction additionally support the potential use of this treatment model. Future research would benefit from larger samples and enhanced scientific methodology.

PMID:
17366241
[PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
PubMed Commons home

PubMed Commons

0 comments
How to join PubMed Commons

    Supplemental Content

    Full text links

    Icon for Informa Healthcare
    Loading ...
    Write to the Help Desk