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NCJ Number: 182229 Find in a Library
Title: Substance Use Among Women: A Reference and Resource Guide
Author(s): Ann M. Pagliaro Ph.D.; Louis A. Pagliaro Ph.D.
Date Published: 2000
Page Count: 355
Sponsoring Agency: Brunner/Mazel, Inc.
Philadelphia, PA 19106
Publication Number: ISBN 1-58391-035-2
Sale Source: Brunner/Mazel, Inc.
Marketing Manager
325 Chestnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19106
United States of America
Type: Overview Text
Format: Book (Hardbound)
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: 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.
Abstract: 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
Main Term(s): Drug use
Index Term(s): Alcohol abuse; Children of drug abusers; Drug abuse; Drug effects; Drug offenders; Drug prevention programs; Drug Related Crime; Drug treatment programs; Female offenders; Female victims; Females; Pregnant drug abusers; Victims of violent crime; Violent women
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