ALCOHOL AND PREGNANCY
Alcohol’s “New Normal”
Our world has changed in the last few years, and along with those changes, patterns of alcohol consumption have shifted. But that shift may not be the one you expect.
Giving Birth to a Healthy Child Means Giving Up Alcohol AND Marijuana Prior to Conceiving
While much attention has been put on the use of mind-altering substances during pregnancy, new information shows that use of these substances, by either parent, before conception can impact brain development.
Is Criminalizing Drug Use During Pregnancy the Answer?
I was surfing through U.S. News the other day when I came across a news story that really caught my eye. U.S. News posted an article titled, “Pennsylvania Supreme Court Rules Pregnant Women Abusing Drugs is Not Child Abuse.”Having worked in addiction treatment most of my adult life, this story hit close to home for me.
For Healthy Babies, Avoidance of ALL Possible Drug Use Is Paramount
Some pregnant women continue to use drugs or drink during pregnancy because they can’t stop themselves. Others don’t yet know they are pregnant or have never been educated on the risks. Learn what risks a pregnant woman using opioids, marijuana, alcohol or other drugs is really taking.
New Study Reveals Staggering Costs of Alcohol’s Effects During Pregnancy
Alcohol use during pregnancy damages millions of children and costs hundreds of billions of dollars but this harm is almost completely overlooked by the media and health organizations.
Why Substance Abuse and Pregnancy Often Go Hand-in-Hand
Though it is a grim and miserable topic to discuss, it’s time we had a serious conversation about substance abuse and pregnancy.
Study Reveals Alcohol is Never Safe During Pregnancy
Opinions have varied widely on when it’s acceptable for a pregnant woman to drink. It wasn’t until 1973 that researchers identified Fetal Alcohol Syndrome (FAS), that collection of symptoms that show up in newborns when mothers drink, usually heavily, during pregnancy.