The multiple service needs of drug dependent mothers

Nora S. Gustavsson, Joan R. Rycraft

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Maternal drug use has been the subject of much political discussion. Increases in the foster care population are reported to be a result of drug use by mothers. However, there is little information about the characteristics and service needs of drug using mothers. This study obtained data on drug dependent mothers referred to a child welfare agency, and suggests the need for coordinated treatment.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)141-151
Number of pages11
JournalChild & Adolescent Social Work Journal
Issue number2
StatePublished - Apr 1993
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Social Sciences (miscellaneous)
  • General Social Sciences


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