What happens when a chemically dependent woman, sober for one week, one month, one year, or twenty years, has a relapse? Does the amount of time make it any better or worse? Are circumstances leading to relapse different for men and women? Are the effects of a relapse worse for women than for men? What about significant others? What are their reactions when a woman, who has been sober, drinks or takes other drugs again? Are there metabolic differences between relapsing men and women?
These and many more questions are explored in the pamphlet Women and Relapse through the use of actual case histories and research into a subject matter that is still unfamiliar -- female addiction.
This pamphlet is part of the Hazelden Classics for Continuing Care series.
Part of the Hazelden Classics for Continuing Care series, this pamphlet speaks to the issues and perspectives unique to women who relapse.