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European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction. [European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction] Drug use and pregnancy: challenges for public health. (01 Jul 2010)

URL: http://www.emcdda.europa.eu/publications/drugnet/o...

Every year, some 30 000 pregnant women are estimated to be using opioids in Europe.

In an article published in Eurosurveillance, EMCDDA authors explore the public health challenges related to problem drug use and pregnancy in Europe today as well as the intervention strategies likely to alleviate them.

The article reviews four challenges in particular: treatment of drug dependence; infectious disease transmission; dual diagnosis (co-morbidity of substance use and mental illness); and poor social and personal welfare (e.g. homelessness, intimate partner violence).

 

Item Type:News
Source:European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction
Date:1 July 2010
Corporate Creators:European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction
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Subjects:G Health and disease > State of health
E Concepts in biomedical areas > Pregnancy
T Demographic characteristics > Pregnant woman
VA Geographic area > Europe
J Health care, prevention and rehabilitation > Health care delivery

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