Additionally, in writing this article it became clear that, although the data collection in this area has improved over the past twenty years, more specific data is needed in order to have a clearer picture of the exact nature of the unmet need so that the states can better address it. [...] although the authors were able to obtain enough information to provide some suggestions to the states for providing treatment programs for pregnant and mothering women, work in the area is severely limited by the lack of accessible data.
Janet W. Steverson and Traci Rieckman PhD,
Legislating for the Provision of Comprehensive Substance Abuse Treatment Programs for Pregnant and Mothering Women,
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