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Drug Misuse and Motherhood - Marcia Jackson

Drug Misuse and Motherhood

By: Marcia Jackson (Editor), Hilary Klee (Editor), Suzan Lewis (Editor)

Hardcover Published: 29th November 2001
ISBN: 9780415271943
Number Of Pages: 336

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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.

Industry Reviews

'Drug Misuse and Motherhood will be an excellent reference for those interested in the improvement of health and psychological outcomes for illicit drug users, their children and families.' - Jan Copeland, Society for the Study of Addiction to Alcohol and Other Drugs

List of figures
Authors and contributors
The research base
The changing context: women, drugs and family lifep. 1
Women, family and drugsp. 3
Women's use of drugs: gender specific factorsp. 15
Concepts of motherhoodp. 32
Approaching motherhood: the pregnancyp. 45
Preparing for motherhoodp. 47
Antenatal care: expectations and experiencesp. 63
Drugs and pregnancyp. 78
Informal support: partners and mumsp. 93
Practitioner views of pregnant drug usersp. 105
Motherhoodp. 125
Hospital confinementp. 127
Drugs and parentingp. 145
Relapse: missing the window of opportunityp. 165
Mothering and drugs: four case studiesp. 177
Child protection: social workers' viewsp. 195
Service delivery and developmentp. 211
Neonatal Abstinence Syndromep. 213
The role of drug services for pregnant drug users: the Liverpool approachp. 224
The drug liaison midwife: developing a model of maternity services for drug-using women from conception to creationp. 239
Providing care for pregnant women who use drugs: the Glasgow Women's Reproductive Health Servicep. 250
Implications for policyp. 261
Overcoming the barriersp. 263
Dilemmas of child welfare and drug dependencep. 276
Drugs policy and practice development in the United Kingdomp. 285
Notesp. 298
Indexp. 299
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ISBN: 9780415271943
ISBN-10: 0415271940
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 336
Published: 29th November 2001
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 24.13 x 15.88  x 2.54
Weight (kg): 0.64
Edition Number: 1