Pregnant substance abusers and their therapists in compulsory and voluntary treatment. A qualitative study: Intergenerational learning, attachment processes and the wish for a normal life.
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AbstractPregnant, substance abusing women and their therapists in compulsory and voluntary treatment. Substance use during pregnancy has become a significant problem and has led to accelerated attempts to develop specific treatments. Use of coercion against pregnant women who misuse substances was legalized in Norway in 1996. The basis for more intensive treatment for this group of women is primarily aimed at protecting the unborn child; and such treatment requires strong motivation from the women to work towards abstinence. This study explore similarities and differences in the reflective attachment to the unborn child with pregnant substance abusing women in both voluntary and compulsory treatment. In addition, to understand more of what kind of challenges these women faced, they were asked to describe their own situations, and how their experience of connection to their unborn child varied in the different treatment contexts. Another aim of this study was to explore therapist’s discourses on treatment processes when working with pregnant substance abusers in voluntary and coercive treatment, and looking for the clinical implications of these discourses’.
List of papers
|Paper I: Myra, S.M., Torsteinsson, V.W., Wiig, E.M., Ravndal, E. (2016). Pregnant substance‐abusing women in involuntary treatment: Attachment experiences with the unborn child. Nordic Studies on Alcohol and Drugs. DOI: 101515/nsad‐2016‐0023. The article is included in the thesis. Also available at: https://doi.org/10.1515/nsad-2016-0023|
|Paper II: Myra, S.M., Torsteinsson, V.W., Kyong Sook Øfsti, A., Ravndal, E. (2017). Pregnant Substance Abusers in Voluntary and Coercive treatment in Norway: therapists’ reflections on change processes and attachment experiences. Journal of Clinical Nursing. DOI: 10.1111/jocn.14067. The paper is not available in DUO due to publisher restrictions. The published version is available at: https://doi.org/10.1111/jocn.14067|
|Paper III: Myra, S.M., Torsteinsson, V.W., Wiig, E.M., Ravndal, E. (2017). Reflexive attachment to the unborn child – a study with pregnant substance abusing women in both voluntary and compulsory treatment (under review in Qualitative Social Work). To be published. The paper is not available in DUO awaiting publishing.|