A hierarchy of strategies heroin-using mothers employ to reduce harm to their children.

@article{Richter2000AHO,
  title={A hierarchy of strategies heroin-using mothers employ to reduce harm to their children.},
  author={Kimber P Richter and Gabriele Bammer},
  journal={Journal of substance abuse treatment},
  year={2000},
  volume={19 4},
  pages={403-13}
}
The present paper explores strategies that drug-using women employ to protect their children from drug-related harm. Twenty-two mothers were recruited through word-of-mouth, field recruitment, and flyers. Semi-structured interviews were used to collect mother's views on parenting and heroin use. Analysis was conducted using a standard qualitative software package. A hierarchy of seven strategies was identified: (1) stop using; (2) go into treatment; (3) maintain a stable small habit; (4) shield… CONTINUE READING

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