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Drug treatment utilization before, during and after pregnancy.
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PMID:  22719224     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
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This study retrospectively explored drug treatment utilization before, during and after pregnancy for all identified substance-using women delivering at a county hospital over a 4-year period (n=431). Drug treatment data were linked to hospital data to analyse treatment utilization. Fifty-three per cent received treatment the year before, during, or within the year after delivery, with a significantly higher proportion receiving treatment during and after pregnancy. There were significant increases in methadone and residential treatment services during pregnancy. Women spent significantly more time in treatment after delivery compared with before or during pregnancy. However, 47% of these women did not receive drug treatment. These findings support current literature suggesting that pregnancy presents an opportunity to engage women in treatment. However, there is a need to decrease the institutional, legal, and funding barriers that exist between health care and drug treatment providers. Utilizing available data to track perinatal substance use and treatment utilization are important to plan for adequate availability of treatment services for this population.
Authors:
Ellen L Wolfe; Joseph R Guydish; Ann Santos; Kevin L Delucchi; Alice Gleghorn
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of substance use     Volume:  12     ISSN:  1465-9891     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2007 Jan 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-6-21     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  100891385     Medline TA:  J Subst Use     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  27-38     Citation Subset:  -    
Affiliation:
Treatment Research Center, Department of Psychiatry, University of California, San Francisco.
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