Mothers Who Use Illicit Drugs:an Exploration of Professional Workers' Perceptions Towards Mothers Who Use Illicit Drugs

Julieann Lane
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more » ... _______ Date: ______________________ IV ABSTRACT Although much has been written in recent times about women's drug use, there has been a scarcity of research into motherhood and drug use in Ireland as it remains both a complex and sensitive issue. Since the 1980's Ireland has seen a dramatic and unprecedented increase in the availability of illicit drugs. This increased availability reflects rising consumption of illicit drugs amongst women. The aim of 45
doi:10.21427/d7jj5k fatcat:gl5v2ccdsfaynnaysktkp2y4pu