Substance use can have a significant impact on the mother and child, as well as on their families and the larger community. Most pregnant women who use drugs and alcohol face stigma and discrimination, which can affect the care they seek and receive. EENet’s latest Research Report Round-up looks at a report titled, “Licit and Illict Drug Use during Pregnancy: Maternal, Neonatal and Early Childhood Consequences.” It looks at the biomedical consequences of drug use during pregnancy and the psychological and social factors associated with drug use. To read it go to the EENet website.
Research Report Round-ups are brief summaries of research reports, presented in a user-friendly format.