The materials below were reviewed for Readiness for Dissemination. The implementation
point of contact can provide information regarding implementation of the intervention
and the availability of additional, updated, or new materials.
Najavits, L. M. (2002). A woman's addiction workbook: Your guide to in-depth healing. Oakland, CA: New Harbinger Publications.
Najavits, L. M. (2004). A Woman's Path to Recovery Adherence Scale. Unpublished manuscript.
Najavits, L. M. (2004). A Woman's Path to Recovery Adherence Scale score sheet. Unpublished manuscript.
Najavits, L. M. (n.d.). Women and addiction: The untold story [training outline]. Unpublished manuscript.
Quality Assurance Protocol--A Woman's Addiction Workbook (aka A Woman's Path to Recovery When Clinician-Led)
Readiness for Dissemination Ratings by Criteria (0.0-4.0 scale)
External reviewers independently evaluate the intervention's Readiness for Dissemination
using three criteria:
- Availability of implementation materials
- Availability of training and support resources
- Availability of quality assurance procedures
For more information about these criteria and the meaning of the ratings, see Readiness for Dissemination.
Training and Support
The program workbook is very well written. One-day training is available to interested implementers. An adherence scale provides a foundation for a fidelity assessment and reporting system.
A detailed implementation protocol is not provided. Although the program is described as a simple model that could be implemented by anyone qualified to work in a treatment program, the materials and adherence standards use concepts and language that suggest a more advanced level of clinical training may be needed. No information is provided on the selection, preparation, and monitoring of adherence evaluators. It is not clear how data derived from the adherence scale are summarized, to whom the data are reported, or how the data are used to improve program delivery.