Addiction & Pregnancy: What You Should Know

Any use of illegal drugs, tobacco and alcohol comes with some risks. Research has shown uncontrolled drinking can have an effect on liver health, the immune system and lead to various illnesses, including cancer. Frequent smokers are at an increased risk of cancer, heart disease and other assorted ailments within the respiratory system. Illicit drug or prescription medication abuse can also lead to a multitude of health effects depending on the substance and degree of reliance. A person deciding to take the risk of using these and so many other dangerous substances put themselves in danger. However, when that person is expecting, it’s not just one life in harm’s way.

For more information on the dangers of addiction during pregnancy, please see the following infographic.

Infographic provided by Vanguard Behavioral Health, drug rehab Tucson Arizona

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