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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....

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...

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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