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Treating Pregnant Women With Substance Abuse Issues in an OBGYN Clinic: Barriers to Treatment
Celeste Crawford, Shari M. Sias, and Lloyd R. Goodwin Jr
The intent of this article is to identify and explore barriers to treatment for women who are pregnant and are currently using or at-risk for using alcohol and other drugs. The focus is on the internal and external barriers women face and staff attitudes towards treating this population. A university-based Pregnancy and Recovery Clinic is discussed.
Keywords: barriers, pregnancy, substance abuse treatment