ERIC Number: ED102441
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1974-Feb
Reference Count: 0
Neonatal Narcotic Dependence. Report Series 29, No. 1.
National Inst. on Drug Abuse (DHEW/PHS), Rockville, MD. National Clearinghouse for Drug Abuse Information.
This brief report suggests that it is evident that many uncertainties still remain with regard to neonatal narcotic dependence. Discussion centers on the precise causes and symptoms of neonatal narcotic dependence, the most efficacious treatment procedures, the relative severity of heroin dependence as compared with methadone dependence in the newborn, and numerous other issues. The report stresses that a narcotic-dependent woman can give birth to a baby who is dependent on narcotics, and if the dependence is severe enough and the baby is untreated, its life can be endangered. (Author/PC)
Descriptors: Drug Addiction, Infant Mortality, Infants, Medical Services, Social Problems, State of the Art Reviews
National Clearinghouse for Drug Abuse Information, P.O. Box 1908, Rockville, Maryland 20850
Publication Type: Journal Articles
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Inst. on Drug Abuse (DHEW/PHS), Rockville, MD. National Clearinghouse for Drug Abuse Information.
Note: Prepared by Donald R. Wesson Associates