DRUG-EXPOSED INFANTS

Citation
Ls. Carter et Cs. Larson, DRUG-EXPOSED INFANTS, The Future of children, 7(2), 1997, pp. 157-160
Citations number
13
Language
INGLESE
art.tipo
Article
Categorie Soggetti
Heath Policy & Services","Family Studies
Journal title
ISSN journal
1054-8289
Volume
7
Issue
2
Year of publication
1997
Pages
157 - 160
Database
ISI
SICI code
1054-8289(1997)7:2<157:DI>2.0.ZU;2-#
Abstract
The problem of drug-exposed infants has been a societal concern for mo re than a decade. The Future of Children devoted its first journal iss ue in spring 1991(1) to this topic and has provided information update s in subsequent journal issues.(2) The 1991 issue reviewed the major t rends injudicial, legislative, and treatment responses to this problem , reporting that, for the most part, appellate courts were rejecting a ttempts to prosecute pregnant substance-abusing women, and state and f ederal legislative efforts were creating more treatment programs for, rather than punishment of, these women. With only limited exceptions, these trends continue today. Evaluations of treatment programs funded through the federal initiatives of the late 1980s and early 1990s show some level of treatment effectiveness. However, they also highlight t he continuing need for rigorous evaluations of treatment outcomes.