Drug exposed infants and their mothers: Facts, myths, and needs

Nora S. Gustavsson

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There is much interest in the use and abuse of chemi cals by pregnant women. Although maternal chemical use is believed to be harmful to the fetus and has become the basis for criminal prosecution of mothers, obtaining accurate information about the incidence and consequences of prenatal exposure is difficult. This article critically examines the research on incidence and consequenc es of chemical use and offers suggestions for providing services to this vulnerable population for health care social workers in policy and practice positions.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)87-100
Number of pages14
JournalSocial Work in Health Care
Issue number4
StatePublished - Aug 31 1992

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Community and Home Care
  • Psychiatry and Mental health


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