Substance Abuse and Prenatal Damage
The American Association of Pediatrics recently did reviews on the effects of substance abuse on the fetus. Prenatal Drug Abuse is a serious issue. Many children while still developing are subjected to drugs and illegal substances. This leads to growth defects, developmental problems and sometimes death. If you know someone who is pregnant and still using, speak out! Even if it is cigarettes and alcohol. You could be saving a young life. Get out there and help education!
Behnke M. of Healio Pediatrics writes about their findings in the article, “AAP Reviews Effects of Pre-Natal Substance Abuse On Fetus”.
Prenatal substance abuse continues to be a problem and poses important health risks to the developing fetus, according to results of a technical report recently published in Pediatrics.
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Do you think you could make a difference in an addict’s life? Maybe you should look into becoming a substance abuse counselors? By learning about substance abuse you can pass that knowledge along to others suffering from addiction. Sometimes all someone needs is someone willing to listen.
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