A Woman’s Way through The Twelve Steps

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About This Program

Target Population: Women and teenage girls with addictive disorders

For children/adolescents ages: 14 – 17

Brief Description

The A Woman’s Way through The Twelve Steps program materials meet the needs of women and teenage girls who struggle to relate to the traditional language of Twelve Step programs, as well as those who find this woman-centered perspective an important addition to traditional recovery materials. The A Woman’s Way through The Twelve Steps book is a compilation of a diverse group of women’s voices explaining what the Steps mean to them and how they have incorporated these principles in their lives. The women interviewed for this book are members of Alcoholics Anonymous, Cocaine Anonymous, Overeaters Anonymous, Al-Anon and Debtors Anonymous. The women also discuss the four issues that reflect the areas of change in their lives from addiction to recovery. These issues are also key triggers to relapse: self, relationship, sexuality, and spirituality.

The workbook helps to increase a woman’s or a teenage girl’s understanding of the Steps through simple exercises and journaling activities. There is a facilitator guide which describes a thirteen-session process with lesson plans.

Program Goals:

The goals of A Woman’s Way through The Twelve Steps are:

  • Decrease in substance abuse
  • Increase in self-efficacy
  • Stabilize recovery

Contact Information

Stephanie S. Covington, PhD, LCSW
Agency/Affiliation: Center for Gender and Justice
Website: www.stephaniecovington.com
Phone: (858) 454-8528
Fax: (858) 454-8598

Date Research Evidence Last Reviewed by CEBC: July 2014

Date Program Content Last Reviewed by Program Staff: April 2016

Date Program Originally Loaded onto CEBC: July 2012