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Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Alcohol and Drug Use Before and During Pregnancy: An Examination of Use Patterns and Predictors of Cessation
Maternal and Child Health Journal Volume 13, Number 3 / May, 2009 pp. 386-394

Women who continued to use alcohol or drugs after learning they were pregnant were more frequent users than spontaneous quitters, more likely to smoke cigarettes, and had more psychosocial stressors. Achieving higher rates of cessation may require approaches that simultaneously address substance use and impediments to quitting. Higher continuation rates among some cultural groups require further investigation.

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