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By Marcia Jackson, Hilary Klee, Suzan Lewis

ISBN-10: 0203166396

ISBN-13: 9780203166390

ISBN-10: 0203281535

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ISBN-10: 0415271940

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The transforming into use of illicit medicines between girls has turn into a massive difficulty for well-being execs and social providers. The reluctance of drug-using ladies to hunt support from drug organisations and to reveal their use of gear to ante-natal, midwifery and social prone is now formally regarded by way of executive organizations. in spite of the fact that, devising a suitable process that would conquer those fears aren't effortless with no greater realizing in their explanations and results. Drug Misuse and Motherhood offers drug-using moms a voice. in keeping with longitudinal examine and in-depth interviews it offers new insights and much-needed details in 5 key parts: * family members lifestyles* being pregnant* motherhood* carrier supply and improvement* implications for coverage. The user-perspective of this publication is balanced by means of the pro perspective at the comparable concerns. It bargains a special resource of information for researchers and clean notion for practitioners operating within the box.

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L. B. Roman (eds) Drug Addiction Research and the Health of Women. National Institute on Drug Abuse, Washington DC: Government Printing Office. LGDF/SCODA (1997) Drug-using parents: policy guidelines for inter-agency working. London: Local Government Drugs Forum and the Standing Conference on Drug Abuse. B. D. (1989) Substance abuse in women: relationship between chemical dependency of women and past reports of physical and/or sexual abuse. The International Journal of Addictions 2(8). Mayes, L.

Associations between child neglect or abuse and substance dependence among parents have been claimed many times. , 1992). While there is extensive evidence of risk most particularly to mental health (Velleman, 1992; Velleman and Orford, 1993) a clear and simple relationship has not been found (Mounteney, 1998). Substance abuse, poverty, psychiatric problems and domestic violence all feature in such analyses in a complex way and not in terms of cause and effect (Sheridan, 1995). Does substance abuse, like many other factors, contribute to family dysfunction that is associated with child neglect and abuse?

Root (1989) has proposed Women’s use of drugs: gender specific factors 1111 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 1011 1 2 3111 4 5 6 7 8 9 20111 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 30111 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 40111 1 2 3 44111 21 that some women’s drug use should be interpreted as a ‘post-trauma coping response’ rather than as a primary problem. The discussion in this section does not focus directly on the provision of services for drug-using women or mothers. This is covered in detail in other chapters. Instead it explores women’s attitudes towards, and outcomes of, interactions with health professionals more generally, and in this context issues that are relevant to the provision of ante- and postnatal care for drug-using women will be identified.

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