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O'Connor, JJ and Stafford-Johnson, S. and Kelly, Michael G (1988) A review of the characteristics and treatment progress of 45 pregnant opiate addicts attending the Irish National Drug Advisory and Treatment Centre over a two year period. Irish Journal of Medical Science , 157 , (5) , pp. 146-149.

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The increase in the number of patients presenting to the National Drug Advisory and Treatment Centre addicted to opiates has been accompanied by an increase in the number of pregnant opiate addicts attending for treatment. Studies published in January 1982 referred to the emergence of maternal addiction as a serious problem in Ireland. Since then the escalation of this specific problem has continued and a programme designed to meet the needs of the pregnant addict was initiated at the clinic. This paper reviews the characteristics and treatment progress of 45 opiate addicts who were referred to the clinic over a two year period.


Item Type
Article
Date
May 1988
Season/Number
5
Page Range
pp. 146-149
Publisher
Royal Academy of Medicine in Ireland
Volume
157
Number
5
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