Chemically dependent mothers and their children

Nora Gustavsson, Joan R. Rycraft

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This study identified a profile of women and children from families in which maternal chemical use was either an obvious or the primary reason for referral to a public child welfare agency. Data was also collected on a comparison group of families with no indication of chemical abuse. Findings indicated that the two groups had similar problems and service needs. The drug abusing group faced more frequent and intense personal, social and environmental problems.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)55-71
Number of pages17
JournalJournal of Social Service Research
Issue number1-2
StatePublished - Jan 31 1995

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Social Sciences (miscellaneous)
  • Sociology and Political Science


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