Date of Award


Document Type

Open Access Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Social Work (MSW)


Social Work


Cocaine use during pregnancy is a problem that has been increasing steadily over recent years. For this thesis, eleven women who gave a history of cocaine abuse during their pregnancy and were currently receiving services at Haymarket House's Maternal Addiction Center (MAC) in Chicago, a drug addiction treatment center for pregnant women, were interviewed. This study found that although the women interviewed knew the potential dangers of cocaine use to their unborn child, they were uncertain whether or not they would be able to abstain from cocaine use after the birth of their child. This speaks to the highly addictive properties of cocaine.


SC 11.MSW.1993.Clauson.SA

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