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Substance Use Among Women: A Reference and Resource Guide

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Ann M. Pagliaro Ph.D.; Louis A. Pagliaro Ph.D.
Date Published
355 pages
Recognizing the increasing concern of health and social work professionals about substance use among women, this text addresses various aspects of substance use among women and the crisis that it has become.
The text takes a comprehensive look at the effects of substance use on the physical, mental, and social well-being of women and on their children, families, and communities. The text compiles theoretical, empirical, and clinical knowledge about key topics associated with substance abuse among women. Beginning chapters summarize the extent of substance use among women and explain why women use alcohol and other drugs. Subsequent chapters deal with substance use during pregnancy and lactation, effects of maternal substance use on mothering and child rearing, substance use among elderly women, women as perpetrators and victims of drug-related violence, substance use and AIDS, substance use disorders, and drug prevention and treatment. Additional information on resources and substances of abuse is appended. References, notes, tables, and figures