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Hazelden Publishing Unveils Valuable New Resource for Women Seeking Recovery From Addiction
Date:3/11/2008

A Woman's Guide to Recovery Arms Women with Knowledge and Tools for

Lifelong Sobriety

CENTER CITY, Minn., March 11 /PRNewswire/ -- The Hazelden Foundation today announced the release of a new addiction recovery resource for women, A Woman's Guide to Recovery. Written by Brenda Iliff, Clinical Director of the Hazelden Women's Recovery Center, the book offers an honest and direct approach for women seeking solace from the grips of drug and alcohol addiction. Iliff gives practical advice, hope and encouragement, and focuses on the unique issues and needs women face in addiction and recovery.

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There is a growing need for more women to receive treatment for drug and alcohol addiction. An estimated 7.4 million females in the U.S., age 12 and older, were substance dependent or abusers in 2004. Of those, only 10 percent received treatment.

"Addiction is a disease of isolation and disconnection," said Iliff. "Disconnection with one's self, others and the world. Recovery is ultimately about connections -- connecting with one's self, and with others who share your experiences. As women are wired for connection, recovery is truly a natural for women. This is a book of great hope. Of moving from isolation and despair to a way of life beyond our wildest dreams. It's my hope that it's practical, and helps people as they make this journey, one small step at a time, one day at a time."

The disease of addiction and receiving treatment are unique for women because:

-- Women start using alcohol and drugs for different reasons than men.

-- Women metabolize alcohol and drugs different than men, enabling them

to become addicted more quickly and experience more progressive and

destructive physical health affects from using.


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