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Archives Supports Child Abuse-Reply

Archives Supports Child Abuse-Reply Abstract We join with Dr Kwasman in the shared sense of despair and loss that drug abuse represents for the addicted individual and his or her family. We must acknowledge that we differ from Dr Kwasman in the perspective from which we view this tragic phenomenon. We believe that drug addiction is a disease in need of treatment. We believe that the lives of women who abuse drugs are of value and must be considered in any discussion about the lives of their children. We believe that the best environment for a child is a stable, loving family with the resources to provide nourishment and shelter for spirit and mind as well as body. We acknowledge one of the most difficult realities of this world; that such homes are not available for some children, whether or not their parents use drugs. Our study1 was designed to discover parenting References 1. Hofkosh D, Pringle JL, Wald HP, Switala J, Hinderliter SA, Hamel SC. Early interactions between drug-involved mothers and infants: within-group differences . Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med . 1995;149:665-672.Crossref http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Archives of Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine American Medical Association

Archives Supports Child Abuse-Reply

Abstract

Abstract We join with Dr Kwasman in the shared sense of despair and loss that drug abuse represents for the addicted individual and his or her family. We must acknowledge that we differ from Dr Kwasman in the perspective from which we view this tragic phenomenon. We believe that drug addiction is a disease in need of treatment. We believe that the lives of women who abuse drugs are of value and must be considered in any discussion about the lives of their children. We believe that the best...
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Publisher
American Medical Association
Copyright
Copyright © 1996 American Medical Association. All Rights Reserved.
ISSN
1072-4710
eISSN
1538-3628
DOI
10.1001/archpedi.1996.02170290109024
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Abstract

Abstract We join with Dr Kwasman in the shared sense of despair and loss that drug abuse represents for the addicted individual and his or her family. We must acknowledge that we differ from Dr Kwasman in the perspective from which we view this tragic phenomenon. We believe that drug addiction is a disease in need of treatment. We believe that the lives of women who abuse drugs are of value and must be considered in any discussion about the lives of their children. We believe that the best environment for a child is a stable, loving family with the resources to provide nourishment and shelter for spirit and mind as well as body. We acknowledge one of the most difficult realities of this world; that such homes are not available for some children, whether or not their parents use drugs. Our study1 was designed to discover parenting References 1. Hofkosh D, Pringle JL, Wald HP, Switala J, Hinderliter SA, Hamel SC. Early interactions between drug-involved mothers and infants: within-group differences . Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med . 1995;149:665-672.Crossref

Journal

Archives of Pediatrics & Adolescent MedicineAmerican Medical Association

Published: Apr 1, 1996

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