Helping Women Recover and Beyond Trauma (HWR/BT)

The HWR/BT program is a combined intervention with seven modules that integrates three theories: a theory of addiction, a theory of women’s psychological development and a theory of trauma. It then adds a psychoeducational component that teaches women what trauma is, its process and its impact. The first four modules, Self, Relationships, Sexuality and Spirituality, are areas that recovering women have identified as triggers for relapse and are necessary for growth and healing. The last three modules, Violence, Abuse and Trauma; Impact of Trauma on Women’s Lives; and Healing from Trauma, focus on the trauma with a significant emphasis on coping skills, with specific exercises for developing emotional wellness.