Baby Steps – WOMEN in RECOVERY

Post Traumatic Stress Disorder is a condition where an individual, who has suffered a traumatic experience, continues to suffer from anxiety and fear as a result of the trauma they endured. The first step in recovery from PTSD is recognize it and be willing to do the work it takes to recover from it. Recovery is the ability to recall the events without any other cognitive, emotional or behavioral effects. A lot of patients have a dual diagnosis of post trauma stress disorder and substance … [Read more...]

Women in Prison – Recovery through Change

WOMEN IN PRISON The fact that prisoners have higher rates of psychological distress and mental health problems when compared to the general population are well established (Fazel & Danesh, 2002). Needless to say, the rates are much higher in the case of women in custody. Although women still constitute a small minority of the prison population across the world, the number of incarcerated women is increasing (Slotboom et al., 2007). In addition to the common kinds of distress both men … [Read more...]

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