Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Women and Addiction

Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Women and Addiction Sex Roles (2010) 63:592–594 DOI 10.1007/s11199-010-9787-1 BOOK REVIEW Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Women and Addiction Women and Addiction: A Comprehensive Handbook. Edited by Kathleen T. Brady, Sudie E. Back, and Shelly F. Greenfield, New York, Guilford Press, 2009. 526 pp. $65.00 (hardback). ISBN: 978-1-60623-107-4 Sheryl Pimlott Kubiak Published online: 27 April 2010 Springer Science+Business Media, LLC 2010 For many years what we knew about addiction and research, was that findings from studies involving male treatment of addiction was based on research and the samples would apply to females. In the early 1990’sthe clinical experiences of men. In the 1980’s there was a push National Institutes of Health, a major source of research back in the practice world, derived from a ‘new psychology funding, set a priority for women’s health research and of women’ (Gilligan 1982; Miller 1986) that evolved into mandated the inclusion of women in all studies. Since then, the relational model of treatment (see Covington and Surrey there has been a developing awareness of the importance of 1997; Finkelstein 1993; Reed 1987). This treatment male/female differences in the study of substance use approach challenged more confrontational and isolative disorders. As the editors of this http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Sex Roles Springer Journals

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