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Should Pregnant Women Face Mandatory Drug Tests? Author: Shernide Delva As a result of the high rates of heroin and painkiller abuse, some doctors are calling for mandatory drug tests for all pregnant women. The effects of drug and alcohol use on pregnancy is fully known to... Learn More
History of Drug Abuse: The 40’s The 1940’s were kind of a slow time in the history of drug abuse or maybe drug abuse wasn’t as well documented. If it wasn’t well documented it may have been because many of the illicit substances we know today... Learn More
History of Drug Abuse: The 60’s   "But I would not feel so all alone, everybody must get stoned." - Bob Dylan (Rainy Day Women #12 & 35) I don’t want to generalize this decade as a decade of sex, drugs, and rock &roll, but that... Learn More
History of Drug Abuse: The 80’s The 80s might as well have been called the “cocaine 80s”. Cocaine was the most popular recreational drug in the 80s. It was frequently used by youth because it was cheap, plentiful, and highly addictive and it was also glamorized... Learn More
In the News: New Treatment for Pregnant Drug Addicts   A small but growing number of clinics for mothers-to-be are cropping up around the country in response to a prescription drug epidemic. Prescription drug abuse and addiction is a rising problem in the United States. Deaths caused by prescription... Learn More
Your Baby’s Brain on Drugs   Your Baby's Brain on Drugs Obviously, exposure to drugs prenatally is bad for a baby’s brain. A baby’s brain is growing and developing while you are pregnant, so when drugs are introduced, it can disrupt this growth. The amount... Learn More
Drug Addicted Babies Legal prescription drugs abuse and addiction is a rising problem in the United States. Deaths caused by prescription drug overdoses are now greater than those caused by heroin and cocaine combined. And, in the case of pregnant women, newborns are... Learn More
In The News: Drug Addicted Baby Boomers Drug Addicted Baby Boomers  In The News: Drug Addicted Baby Boomers After World War II as soldiers’ came back home from the war to start families the United States experienced a baby boom that lasted from 1946-1964. 79 million people... Learn More

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