From a gender responsive and trauma informed/integrated treatment perspective, it is critical to recognize the differences between men and women and how each is most effectively addressed in addiction treatment. In this presentation, Michael Barnes will focus on the physiological, social/cultural, and familial issues that impact how males (i.e., boys to men) respond to stress and trauma and how these issues influence the development of addiction throughout the lifespan. Treatment models and specific treatment interventions will be discussed to better address male-specific issues across the treatment continuum and beyond.
Upon completion of this session, attendees will be able to:
Identify and discuss the gender specific physiological, social/cultural, and familial influences on how males respond to stress and trauma and how these issues impact the development of addiction.
Identify specific treatment issues and objectives that must be addressed in addiction treatment with men (across the treatment continuum).
Identify and apply specific treatment models and interventions that can be used when treating men across the addiction treatment continuum.