By Marcia Jackson, Hilary Klee, Suzan Lewis
The turning out to be use of illicit medicines between ladies has turn into an important trouble for overall healthiness execs and social prone. The reluctance of drug-using girls to hunt support from drug organizations and to reveal their use of gear to ante-natal, midwifery and social companies is now formally acknowledged through govt organizations. despite the fact that, devising a suitable approach that may conquer those fears aren't effortless with no higher realizing in their factors and results. Drug Misuse and Motherhood supplies drug-using moms a voice. in line with longitudinal learn and in-depth interviews it offers new insights and much-needed info in 5 key parts: * relatives existence* being pregnant* motherhood* provider supply and improvement* implications for coverage. The user-perspective of this publication is balanced through the pro perspective at the similar matters. It bargains a special resource of information for researchers and clean proposal for practitioners operating within the box.
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Access to drug treatment services The social stigma of being a female drug user may deter women from acknowledging their problems to friends and family (Lex, 1991), and has a significant impact on their help-seeking behaviour and treatment outcomes. As a result female drug users have less contact with counselling or health services than men (Lex, 1991; Rosenbaum and Murphy, 1990). In the UK, women comprise approximately a quarter of all notified drug addicts (Corkery, 1997) which may be an underestimate.
This can only add to the health risks for their children and for themselves. The view that there may be reasons for women turning to drugs has rarely been considered. , 1990; Bollerud, 1990; Miller, 1998). Research that could produce insights into the consequences of such histories from the women’s perspective has been comparatively rare. In the US, NIDA1 has mounted diverse re-search programmes on women’s use of drugs, but the value of in-depth social studies, while having a long history, has only slowly become recognised (Boyd, 1999; Colten, 1980, 1982; Murphy & Rosenbaum, 1999; Rosenbaum, 1981) and researchers who seek the views of drug users are still relatively rare in the American literature.
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Drug Misuse and Motherhood by Marcia Jackson, Hilary Klee, Suzan Lewis