Addiction and the Effects on Pregnancy

May 22, 2013 - Less than a minute read

Drug addiction amongst pregnant women is not a widespread problem occuring in the field of substance abuse treatment. However, the problem still does exist. And if a mother is using illegal drugs or prescription drugs such as Oxycontin, her child is also using these drugs. It is a problem that can lead to a variety of longterm issues such as mental illness, and chemical dependency in order to carefully withdraw and treat the addiction. Here’s a great article with some insight on the process of recovery and withdrawal for a mother and her child.

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