Study: Most Pregnant Women On Methadone Taking Illegal Drugs | Harbor Village - Harbor Village

Study: Most Pregnant Women On Methadone Taking Illegal Drugs

Most women who are already on methadone maintenance are consuming illegal substances and then giving birth to drug exposed babies. A study published online in the Archives of Disease in Childhood Fetal & Neonatal Edition stated its findings after interviewing and testing 56 mothers for a variety of illegal drugs.

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As posted in the article, Most Babies Born to Mothers On Methadone Exposed to Several Illicit Drugs in Womb, the mothers who were on methadone maintenance during their pregnancy and their babies were tested within three days of birth.

Ninety one percent of the babies had been exposed to illegal drugs while in the womb, including opiates (73%), benzodiazepines (70%), cannabinoids (59%) amphetamines (14%) and cocaine (7%). The most commonly taken drugs together were opiates, benzodiazepines, and cannabinoids.

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