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Supporting Women with Substance Use Disorders in Co-ed Settings

Introduction and Background

1. In which way do men and women with SUDs differ from each other?

A. Reasons for initiating substance use.

B. Consequences of substance use.

C. Barriers and motivations for entering treatment.

D. All of the above.

2. Women tend to prioritize relationships as a means of growth and development, thus, recognizing and understanding the value of relationships in women’s lives is important when working with them.

A. True

B. False

3. Women develop SUDs and related medical disorders slower than men.

A. True

B. False

Guidance Statements

4. Women thrive in welcoming, safe, calm, and well-kept environments.

A. True

B. False

5. Exploring and establishing which of the following is often an important part of a woman’s recovery?

A. Healthy sexuality

B. Sexual boundaries

C. Relationships

D. All of the above

6. Trauma-informed and recovery-oriented approaches include all of the following, except for:

A. Goal-setting

B. Safety

C. Respect

D. Empowerment

7. Neonatal abstinence syndrome occurs from exposure to alcohol while in the womb.

A. True

B. False

8. All of the following are common mental health conditions that effective treatment and recovery programs ensure women can access needed screening, assessment, and services for, except:

A. Depression

B. Borderline personality disorder

C. Eating disorders


9. Effective centers avoid the use of punitive or shaming strategies when women cannot attend or meet treatment expectations.

A. True

B. False

10. Which of the following pertains to recovery capital?

A. It is a woman’s internal resources to begin and sustain recovery.

B. It is a woman’s external resources to begin and sustain recovery.

C. It is influenced by providers who can support a woman’s development of resilience and protective factors, wellness, self-efficacy, hopefulness about her future, new or repaired social networks of family and friends, and resources in the community to support recovery.

D. All of the above.

Practices and Strategies

11. What is the most essential ingredient in SUD treatment and recovery services?

A. Well-qualified, effective staff.

B. A workable staffing plan.

C. Both (A) and (B).

D. None of the above.

12. Effective _____ is fundamental to putting practices and strategies into place.

A. Supervision

B. Staffing

C. Planning

D. Policy

13. Ideally, when assigning counselors, centers should consider:

A. A woman’s engagement with staff thus far.

B. The woman’s goals and expectations of counselors.

C. How likely the woman and counselor are to create rapport.

D. All of the above.

14. Matching women with female staff who have common experiences and understanding, such as similar age and racial / ethnic / cultural background, can help build rapport.

A. True

B. False

15. A counselor’s perceived _____ is a key factor and may be just as important as gender and common life experiences.

A. Acceptance

B. Sympathy

C. Empathy

D. Support

16. All centers serving women should offer child care for infants, toddlers, and older children who participate in family services.

A. True

B. False

17. Which of the following make people feel safe and reduces the prevalence of weapons?

A. A waiting room sign that says “no weapons.”

B. An acknowledgement of a “no weapons policy” along with the other required paperwork.

C. Both (A) and (B).

D. None of the above.

18. Which of the following is an initial way to increase comfort and feelings of safety?

A. Offer water or healthy snacks.

B. Point out where the restrooms are located.

C. Inform the woman of how long she might need to wait.

D. All of the above.

19. In groups, especially those that are co-ed, a lack of community-established guidelines can lead to feelings of being unsafe or vulnerable.

A. True

B. False

20. Assessment and treatment / recovery planning activities that do not address women’s experiences or priorities become barriers to engagement and activation, which may lead to a return to substance use.

A. True

B. False

21. Which of the following is an important element of recovery in that the woman develops her capacity to participate in services, make decisions, and, ultimately, reduce substance use?

A. Screening

B. Activation

C. Engagement

D. Planning

22. Assessment questions should be limited to those that will:

A. Impact services

B. Build rapport

C. Both (A) and (B)

D. None of the above

23. It is important for centers to understand which factor when screening for trauma?

A. To reveal traumatic experiences, the woman must be engaged in a sensitive and caring process that allows her to feel safe and comfortable.

B. A woman may not reveal trauma during intake, thus, a system should be in place to screen for trauma post-intake and after the development of a trusting relationship with the clinician.

C. Both (A) and (B).

D. None of the above.

24. Common traumatic experiences among women entering SUD treatment include which of the following?

A. Childhood abuse

B. Sexual victimization

C. Intimate partner violence

D. All of the above

25. Family is often most important to women, and compared to men, women are more likely to have a family member who is willing to support their recovery efforts and attend family sessions.

A. True

B. False

26. If a woman has an open child welfare case, treatment / recovery planning should prioritize issues related to her case.

A. True

B. False

27. Co-ed centers are most effective when they offer some single-sex groups.

A. True

B. False

28. Ideally, co-ed groups have both a male and a female facilitator.

A. True

B. False

29. To help level an imbalance of power within co-ed groups, guidelines should include avoiding all of the following, except for:

A. Focusing on oneself rather than others

B. Self-deprecating statements

C. Teasing and sarcasm

D. Dominating the group discussion

30. All of the following are pillars of recovery supports, except for:

A. Self-advocacy

B. Home

C. Purpose

D. Community

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