Addiction is a major threat to the public health today. An unparalleled access to addictive substances seems to have opened the door to greater devastations in terms of mental and physical health.
Expectant mothers suffering from opioid addiction are more vulnerable to pre- and post-natal complications. Sadly, babies born to opiate-dependent women are at a higher risk of experiencing premature death. A recent study at the University of Tennessee (UT) Medical Center recommended opiate-dependent pregnant women to undergo detoxification, which can significantly improve pregnancy outcomes without putting the fetus at risk. Read more
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