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At the same time, the treatment staffs in the nine centers identified physical, sexual, and emotional abuse as the most frequently mentioned childhood life experience and the second most frequent adult life experience for the participants after being a single parent (CRHPR, 1995).
The barriers to recovery most frequently mentioned by women in focus groups in the IHS study included negative feelings and emotions, low self-esteem, lack of family support, alcohol and drug use by family and friends, unhealthy relationships with men, and societal problems such as discrimination (CRHPR, 1995).
Indian women in a chemical dependence project in Minnesota (almost half had no treatment history) related that their decision to stop using drugs or to stop drinking came from a spiritual experience: a dream, a vision, a voice telling them it was time to stop (Hawkins, Day, & Suagee, 1993) The treatment staff in the IHS-sponsored study of Indian women in treatment considered spiritual and cultural involvement as the most frequently mentioned milestone to recovery (CRHPR, 1995).