Drug Misuse and Motherhood Paperback / softback
Edited by Marcia Jackson, Hilary Klee, Suzan Lewis
The growing use of illicit drugs among women has become a major concern for health professionals and social services.
The reluctance of drug-using women to seek help from drug agencies and to disclose their use of drugs to ante-natal, midwifery and social services is now officially recognised by government agencies.
However, devising an appropriate strategy that will overcome these fears will not be easy without a better understanding of their causes and effects. Drug Misuse and Motherhood gives drug-using mothers a voice.
Based on longitudinal research and in-depth interviews it provides new insights and much-needed information in five key areas:* family life* pregnancy* motherhood* service delivery and development* implications for policy. The user-perspective of this book is balanced by the professional viewpoint on the same issues.
It offers a unique source of data for researchers and fresh inspiration for practitioners working in the field.
- Format: Paperback / softback
- Pages: 332 pages, 2 Tables, black and white
- Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
- Publication Date: 29/11/2001
- Category: Drug & substance abuse: social aspects
- ISBN: 9780415271950