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Drug Misuse and Motherhood, Paperback / softback Book

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:
  • Category: Drug & substance abuse: social aspects
  • ISBN: 9780415271950


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