Epidemiology of drug and alcohol use in young women.

@article{Crome2007EpidemiologyOD,
  title={Epidemiology of drug and alcohol use in young women.},
  author={Ilana B. Crome and Manoj Therayil Kumar},
  journal={Seminars in fetal & neonatal medicine},
  year={2007},
  volume={12 2},
  pages={98-105}
}
An understanding of the epidemiology of alcohol and drug use in young women is important for three main reasons: (1) to appreciate that substance use, misuse, harmful use and dependence are associated with considerable mortality and physical and psychological morbidity; (2) to understand the nature and extent of these problems and the likely impact on the fetus, neonate and infant through childhood to adolescence; and (3) to utilize this information as part of a needs assessment to develop… CONTINUE READING

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