Treatment Approaches for Women
Wednesday, May 4, 2005
Invited Panelists: Becca Crowell, executive director of Nexus Recovery Center; Duiona Baker, associate administrator for women's services at Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA); Imani Walker, with the Rebecca Project for Human Rights (RPHR); and Steve Buchness, therapist, program coordinator, Emmorton Treatment Services.
Substance use disorders present serious and unique health concerns for women. Unfortunately, few available services are designed to specifically meet the needs of women with substance use problems. Recent studies point both to the need for gender-specific services for women and to the greater effectiveness of such approaches compared to more traditional treatment modalities. This program will examine how treatment services are changing to help women successfully navigate the road to recovery. It also explores other issues that can affect their recovery progress, such as child care, co-occurring disorders, and domestic violence.
Ivette Torres, Associate Director for Consumer Affairs, Center for Substance Abuse Treatment (CSAT), Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS).