Substance Abuse and Pregnancy
SAMHSA, the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration released a report in 2003 that showed shocking statistics regarding substance abuse by pregnant women:
–4.1 percent of pregnant woman report binge drinking.
–4.3 reported illicity drug use
–18 percent reported smoking cigarrettes
Despite a significant amount of warning, women with substance abuse problems have a difficult time refraining from their addictions. The consequences can be extremely harmful and even fatal to infants and babies.