Sexual Health in Recovery
Substance abuse treatment professionals often fail to adequately treat clients because they are unable or unwilling to address relevant sexual issues that negatively impact recovery. For many substance abusers, treatment failure is inextricably linked with sexual behavior. This groundbreaking volume explains the origins of sex/drug-linked behaviors, and offers a wealth of treatment techniques, exercises, and assessment tools counselors can use to help clients understand and change these behaviors in recovery.
This companion to the 2009 psychoeducational group curriculum “Sexual Health in Drug and Alcohol Treatment: Group Facilitator’s Manual” offers counselors a chance to understand and integrate basic sexual health principles into their work. Addiction treatment professionals and their clients will then be able to comfortably and safely address sexual issues that may impede recovery—and thus have a greater chance at successful treatment.
- Sexual Health in Recovery Assessment pathway to assess, triage and plan treatment to create an individualized sex/drug-linked clinical picture of every client.
- Sex positive drug and alcohol counseling skills improve counselor confidence in talking about sex.
- Normalize counselor ambivalence about addressing sexual issues in treatment.
- Eight key concepts of sexual health in recovery