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Author Boyd, Susan C., 1953-
Title Mothers and illicit drugs : transcending the myths / Susan C. Boyd.
Imprint Toronto [Ont.] : University of Toronto Press, [1999]

Author Boyd, Susan C., 1953-
Subject Mothers -- Drug use -- Canada.
Mothers -- Drug use -- United States.
Substance-Related Disorders.
Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome.
Social Control, Formal.
Description 1 online resource (viii, 243 pages)
polychrome rdacc
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references (pages 219-238) and index.
Summary "During the past decade, media and medical forces have combined to create an alarming view of pregnant mothers who use illicit drugs. The result has been increased state control of these women and their infants. This in-depth study is the first in Canada to look at how mothers who use illicit drugs regard the laws, medical practices, and social services that intervene in their lives." "Focusing on practices in western Canada, Susan C. Boyd argues that licit and illicit drug categories are artificial and dangerous and that the evidence for neonatal abstinence syndrome (NAS) is suspect and ideologically driven. She shows that women of colour and poor women are treated much more harshly by authorities, that current regulations erode women's civil liberties, and that social control is the aim of drug policy and law. The study highlights mothers' views of the NAS program at Sunny Hill Hospital for Children in Vancouver."--Jacket.
Contents ""CONTENTS""; ""ACKNOWLEDGMENTS""; ""1: A Gender Analysis""; ""Women and Social Control""; ""Women and Illicit Drug Use""; ""Motherhood""; ""Maternal Drug Use""; ""The Method: A Feminist Perspective""; ""A Biographical Profile""; ""2: Drugs and Mothering""; ""Women's Perception of Illicit Drug Use""; ""Illicit Drug Use and Mothering""; ""Conclusion""; ""3: Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome (NAS): Sunny Hill Hospital for Children""; ""Sunny Hill Hospital NAS Program""; ""Long-Term NAS Problems""; ""Patient Release and Follow-up""; ""It's the Drugs!""; ""Conclusion""
""4: Social Services: Intervention and Regulation""""Contemporary Social Services""; ""Past Social Service History""; ""Pregnancy, Birth, and Social Services""; ""Conclusion""; ""5: Drug Treatment""; ""Drug Treatment: Experience and Usefulness""; ""Methadone: A Maintenance Program""; ""Drug Use, Withdrawal, and Cessation""; ""Alternatives to Current Drug Treatment""; ""Conclusion""; ""6: The Effects of the Criminalization of 'Narcotics'""; ""Drug and Drug-Related Charges""; ""Arrest and Prison""; ""Police Surveillance""; ""Prostitution""; ""Race, Class, and Gender""; ""Re-entry""
""Criminalization, Decriminalization, and Legalization""""Conclusion""; ""7: Implications for Policy Makers""; ""Policy Directions""; ""Conclusion""; ""APPENDIX: Interview Schedule""; ""NOTES""; ""REFERENCES""; ""INDEX""; ""A""; ""B""; ""C""; ""D""; ""E""; ""F""; ""H""; ""I""; ""J""; ""L""; ""M""; ""N""; ""O""; ""P""; ""R""; ""S""; ""T""; ""V""; ""W""
Note Print version record.
ISBN 9781442677418 (electronic bk.)
1442677414 (electronic bk.)
0802043313 (bound)
0802081517 (pbk.)
OCLC # 288106651
Additional Format Print version: Boyd, Susan C., 1953- Mothers and illicit drugs. Toronto ; Buffalo : University of Toronto Press, ©1999 9780802043313 (DLC) 2001615321 (OCoLC)39905875

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