May 2015--article by Patsy Staddon in Community Care on better approaches to women's alcohol use, especially for social workers
"Problematic alcohol use among women is often associated with domestic or sexual abuse or self-harm and requires a tailored and sensitive response from practitioners", says Dr Patsy Staddon
Dr Patsy Staddon, a trustee of SPN, recovered from alcoholism in 1988.
runs Women's Independent Alcohol Support, the small peer-led charity, which is able to discuss issues around women and alcohol with social workers and treatment providers.
For more information visit its website.
Women and alcohol: social perspectives,which Staddon
has edited, has just been published by Policy Press
References Bogg, D, with Bogg, T (2015) 'The social model in alcohol treatment services: the impact for women', in Women and Alcohol: social perspectives, ed.
, P. Bristol: Policy Press
That is the goal of the No Shame, No Blame movement (Staddon 2011).
Dr. Patsy Staddon is a medical sociologist who suffered from severe alcoholism for many years but recovered 25 years ago.
now researches and practises in the sociology and the resolution of alcohol issues.
She is a member of the Social Perspectives Network and of INVOLVE