Review of Best Practices for a Women's Substance Abuse Recovery Program
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In the body of work that follows there is a discussion of the current state of the addiction field. Specific focus is given to the challenges that substance abusing women face, their unique needs inform an analysis of two curriculums to determine which curriculum will most improve substance abusing women’s overall life situations. The two curriculums that are analyzed are Navajit’s (2002) Seeking Safety and Covington‟s (2008) Helping Women Recover. The goal of this discussion and analysis is to assist a particular substance abuse recovery program to improve its ability to effectively treat women struggling with substance abuse. The result of the analysis is that Covington’s (2008) Helping Women Recover addresses more of the key elements found to be essential in effective treatment programming for women.