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Opioid Abuse Among Pregnant Women

By: Dr. Lawrence Tucker Prevalence of Opioid Abuse During Pregnancy Over the past 3 years, there has been a dramatic increase in substance abuse rates among women of childbearing age....

Middle School Kids Overdose in CA

It is every parent’s nightmare. The phone rings, and it is a school counselor, nurse, or police officer calling to say that your child has been taken to the hospital...

Got Kids in Recovery? 10 Ways to Stretch Your Dollars

Kids are expensive in any circumstance, but when you are new to recovery, the costs can stack up quickly, especially when added to the cost of treatment, debt related to...

Does Alcohol Use Create Kidney Stones in the Body?

Renal lithiasis and nephrolithiasis are the technical names for what are commonly referred to as kidney stones. Kidney stones are concentrated mineral deposits, salts, and minerals that form inside a person’s kidneys. Conditions that...

How Does Cocaine Abuse Affect Babies of Pregnant Women?

In the 1980s, the War on Drugs was still fresh in the public eye, and studies predicting the hazardous effects of drugs on children were everywhere. One such prediction was...

Drug Bust Leads to Arrest, Loss of Child Custody for a Temecula Woman 

When police arrested one woman in Temecula, she lost more than just her freedom. In addition to being charged with heroin possession, she was charged with child endangerment and being...

Effects of Heroin Use on Pregnant Women

Heroin is an opioid drug that is typically injected into the body by people who abuse it, though it can also be smoked or snorted. It has no medicinal purposes....

Effects of Suboxone Use by Pregnant Women

Suboxone consists of both buprenorphine (which can decrease opioid cravings, lessen withdrawal from opioids, and diminish other opioids’ effects) and naloxone (which may deter a person from snorting or injecting...

Substance Abuse among Pregnant Women

Drug and alcohol abuse rarely affects just the individual engaging in the practice. Family members, friends, partners, and coworkers all bear the brunt of their choices. Even society pays for...

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