Drug misuse and motherhood

Lewis, Suzan and Klee, Hilary and Jackson, Marcia (2002) Drug misuse and motherhood. Routledge, London. ISBN 9780415271943

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Abstract

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.

Item Type:Book
Research Areas:Middlesex University Schools and Centres > Business School > Leadership, Work and Organisations
ID Code:1309
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Deposited On:03 Mar 2009 14:45
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