ISBN-10:
0803970870
ISBN-13:
9780803970878
Pub. Date:
04/09/1997
Publisher:
SAGE Publications
Cocaine-Exposed Infants: Social, Legal, and Public Health Issues / Edition 1

Cocaine-Exposed Infants: Social, Legal, and Public Health Issues / Edition 1

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Cocaine-Exposed Infants: Social, Legal, and Public Health Issues / Edition 1

Research in the mid-1980s on the effects of prenatal drug abuse characterized cocaine-exposed children as moody, inconsolable, less socially interactive and less able to bond than other children. It was concluded that these conditions were irreversible. However, methodological problems in these early studies, combined with the fact that cocaine-using mothers abuse other drugs as well, has left the research and public health communities uncertain as to the cause and effect relationship between cocaine use and pre//postnatal consequences.

Cocaine-Exposed Infants examines what is known about the problem and unravels some of the contradictions in the literature. The book also explores, in depth, the media frenzy over 'c

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780803970878
Publisher: SAGE Publications
Publication date: 04/09/1997
Series: Drugs, Health, and Social Policy Series , #5
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 128
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.30(d)

Table of Contents

Cocaine, Crack, and Women
'Cocaine Babies'
The Effects of Prenatal Exposure to Cocaine
Prenatal Cocaine Use and the Prosecution of Pregnant Addicts

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