Epidemiology of drug and alcohol use in young women.

  title={Epidemiology of drug and alcohol use in young women.},
  author={Ilana B. Crome and Manoj Therayil Kumar},
  journal={Seminars in fetal & neonatal medicine},
  volume={12 2},
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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