Perinatal substance abuse: assessment and management of the pregnant woman and her children.

Academic Article


  • The use and abuse of alcohol and other drugs by women during the childbearing years continues to be an area of concern. Knowledge of the effects of drugs on the developing fetus and the child postnatally is essential for the NP. This report presents information on the assessment and screening of the pregnant woman who abuses substances. Interventions for mothers and children affected by perinatal substance abuse are also offered.
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    Author List

  • Redding BA; Selleck CS
  • Start Page

  • 216
  • End Page

  • 223
  • Volume

  • 4
  • Issue

  • 4