State Responses to Alcohol Use and Pregnancy: Findings From the Alcohol Policy Information System (APIS): Findings From the Alcohol Policy Information System

Laurie Drabble, Susan Thomas, Lisa O'Connor, Sarah Roberts

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    Abstract

    This article describes U.S. state policies related to alcohol use during pregnancy, using data from the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism Alcohol Policy Information System. Specifically, this study examines trends in policies enacted by states over time and types of policies enacted across states in the United States, with a focus on whether laws were supportive or punitive toward women. Findings revealed substantial variability in characteristics of policies (19 primarily supportive, 12 primarily punitive, 12 with a mixed approach, and 8 with no policies). Findings underscore the need to examine possible consequences of policies, especially of punitive policies and "mixed" approaches.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)191-206
    Number of pages16
    JournalJournal of Social Work Practice in the Addictions
    Volume14
    Issue number2
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2014

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