Chasnoff I, ed. 1988. Drugs, alcohol, pregnancy, and parenting. Hingham, MA: Kluwer Academic Publishers, 206 pp.
Annotation: This book, written for health professionals, discusses the care and management of the pregnant woman who is a substance abuser. Leading researchers and clinicians in the fields of pediatrics, obstetrics, perinatology, social work, nursing, child development, and public health have contributed to the book. Chapters address the following topics: Psychological characteristics of pregnant women addicts in treatment; drug abuse in pregnancy; nursing intervention; the effects of marijuana, cocaine, alcohol, and cigarette smoking; motor assessment and parent education beyond the newborn period; breastfeeding by the chemically dependent woman; parenting dysfunction; viral hepatitis in pregnancy; and AIDS in pregnancy. Dr. Ira Chasnoff is president of the National Association for Perinatal Addiction Research and Education (NAPARE). NAPARE provides continuing education in the field of perinatal addiction, encourages and coordinates research into the problems of perinatal addiction and the long-term outcome of infants exposed in utero to maternal substance abuse, and fosters the development of a framework for legal and ethical considerations in the field of perinatal addiction. For additional information about NAPARE contact: Judith C. Burnison, Executive Director, NAPARE, 11 East Hubbard Street, Suite 200, Chicago, IL 60611. Telephone (312) 329-2512.
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Keywords: Perinatal addiction, Substance abuse