Drug addiction affects more than just the person physically dependent upon the drug – it affects everyone around them as well. In no situation is this truer than when a pregnant mother has an active addiction to any substance, from cocaine to alcohol to a prescription medication. It’s an issue that is far from uncommon in Beaumont, Texas. In fact, it’s an issue that rises in prevalence every year. In Jefferson County in 2009, there were 175 babies born addicted to drugs due to their mothers’ drug habits.
If someone you love is living with an addiction in Beaumont, TX, don’t wait to help them into a treatment program that can give them the care they need to stop abusing drugs and drinking safely. Call now.
More and More Babies in Jefferson County Born Addicted to Drugs
According to KDFM 6 News, a spokesperson at a local Jefferson County hospital reported that, on average, between five and seven babies are born addicted to drugs every month. As a result, these babies are forced to spend the first couple months of their lives in intensive care with round-the-clock assistance from nurses as they are slowly weaned off the mother’s drug of choice. Health issues, brain damage, later learning and behavioral problems, disabilities and other issues are often facts of life for these babies.
Don’t Let Untreated Drug Addiction During Pregnancy Hurt Your Child: Call for Help Today
Even if you unexpectedly get pregnant while actively abusing any drug, you can mitigate the harm done to your child when you get a doctor’s assistance. Don’t let embarrassment or fear keep you from the medical care that can change your child’s life. Call now to find out more about your drug rehab options during pregnancy and after.
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Beaumont, TX 77701-4624