During pregnancy, recreational drug-using women stop taking ecstasy (3,4-methylenedioxy-N-methylamphetamine) and reduce alcohol consumption, but continue to smoke tobacco and cannabis: initial findings from the Development and Infancy Study.

@article{Moore2010DuringPR,
  title={During pregnancy, recreational drug-using women stop taking ecstasy (3,4-methylenedioxy-N-methylamphetamine) and reduce alcohol consumption, but continue to smoke tobacco and cannabis: initial findings from the Development and Infancy Study.},
  author={Derek G. Moore and John Paul Turner and Andrew C. Parrott and Julia E. Goodwin and Sarah E. Fulton and Meeyoung Oh Min and Helen C. Fox and Fleur M B Braddick and Emma Axelsson and Stephanie Lynch and Helena Ribeiro and Caroline J Frostick and Lynn Twarog Singer},
  journal={Journal of psychopharmacology},
  year={2010},
  volume={24 9},
  pages={1403-10}
}
While recreational drug use in UK women is prevalent, to date there is little prospective data on patterns of drug use in recreational drug-using women immediately before and during pregnancy. A total of 121 participants from a wide range of backgrounds were recruited to take part in the longitudinal Development and Infancy Study (DAISY) study of prenatal drug use and outcomes. Eighty-six of the women were interviewed prospectively while pregnant and/or soon after their infant was born… CONTINUE READING

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