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Dangers of Substance Use During Pregnancy

Sometimes a woman might be using substances and not even know that she is pregnant.

image of woman waiting for pregnancy test resultsUsing any substance while pregnant is risky, and most people know this; however, sometimes a woman might be using substances and not even know that she is pregnant.  Some of the common symptoms of pregnancy such as generally feeling bad or tired, experiencing nausea or vomiting and even abdominal discomfort can also be common with substance use and withdrawal symptoms.

Any substance use while pregnant can harm the fetus, but of course the longer the substance use continues, the higher the risk becomes.

Substance abuse treatment should start immediately if pregnancy occurs while addicted.

Alcohol is one of the most common substances used by women while pregnant.  Over 4,000 women participated in the 2009 National Birth Defects Prevention Study.  These women were interviewed about their consumption of alcohol during their pregnancy.  Eight percent reported binge drinking at least once during their pregnancy, and 30% reported some alcohol use while pregnant.

Alcohol is however just one of the many substances that can harm the fetus.  Many women who abuse other substances also use tobacco. Tobacco use, even by itself, puts the mother at risk for poor weight gain during pregnancy and preeclampsia.  Babies born to a mother who smokes is more likely to develop congenital malformations, be born prematurely, have a higher risk of sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS), and to have long-term behavioral problems in childhood.

Methamphetamine or cocaine use during pregnancy is known to incur risks such as premature birth, low birth weight, and a host of other concerns including developmental and behavioral defects. Higher risk of fetal loss occurs too.

prescription medication, pills for Gulf Breeze Recovery a non 12 step holistic drug and alcohol treatment facility. Employing the THRIVE® Total Health Recovery model of human resiliency.Opioid use during pregnancy increases risks of low birth weight, respiratory problems, and mortality.  Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome (NAS) is a condition where infants of mothers who were using opiates are born with an addiction to opioids and suffer postnatal withdrawal syndrome.  This condition can occur to infants even with mothers using methadone and buprenorphine to treat their own opioid addiction.

Sometimes women who are pregnant and addicted are fearful of stigma and/or legal actions which cause them to be hesitant to seek treatment.

Pregnant women who are addicted need to receive empathic and non-judgmental care as they begin their recovery process.

Gulf Breeze Recovery understands the difficulties substance use can create during pregnancy and the care that is needed to offer the best possible outcome for both mother and baby. Gulf Breeze Recovery offers a nurturing environment in a beautiful setting where each guest is treated with dignity and respect.  Gulf Breeze Recovery strives to offer the best and most comprehensive alcohol and substance abuse treatment options in the country, with plans of treatment tailored to fit individual needs.  Our professional and medical staff are available to meet all your needs for high-quality substance abuse treatment.

image of Gulf Breeze Recovery's beach overlooking waterIf you or someone you care about, has an ongoing history of alcohol or substance use and/or relapse, contact Gulf Breeze Recovery or call: (855) 433-4480 to speak to an addiction expert to learn more about their residential program, out-patient program, and intensive out-patient program, and which of these can best fit your individual needs.  These programs have helped many people overcome their addiction and embrace their new happy, healthy, substance-free lifestyle.

We help people not just to survive, but to THRIVE!

Sometimes a woman might be using substances and not even know that she is pregnant.

image of woman waiting for pregnancy test resultsUsing any substance while pregnant is risky, and most people know this; however, sometimes a woman might be using substances and not even know that she is pregnant.  Some of the common symptoms of pregnancy such as generally feeling bad or tired, experiencing nausea or vomiting and even abdominal discomfort can also be common with substance use and withdrawal symptoms.

Any substance use while pregnant can harm the fetus, but of course the longer the substance use continues, the higher the risk becomes.

Substance abuse treatment should start immediately if pregnancy occurs while addicted.

Alcohol is one of the most common substances used by women while pregnant.  Over 4,000 women participated in the 2009 National Birth Defects Prevention Study.  These women were interviewed about their consumption of alcohol during their pregnancy.  Eight percent reported binge drinking at least once during their pregnancy, and 30% reported some alcohol use while pregnant.

Alcohol is however just one of the many substances that can harm the fetus.  Many women who abuse other substances also use tobacco. Tobacco use, even by itself, puts the mother at risk for poor weight gain during pregnancy and preeclampsia.  Babies born to a mother who smokes is more likely to develop congenital malformations, be born prematurely, have a higher risk of sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS), and to have long-term behavioral problems in childhood.

Methamphetamine or cocaine use during pregnancy is known to incur risks such as premature birth, low birth weight, and a host of other concerns including developmental and behavioral defects. Higher risk of fetal loss occurs too.

prescription medication, pills for Gulf Breeze Recovery a non 12 step holistic drug and alcohol treatment facility. Employing the THRIVE® Total Health Recovery model of human resiliency.Opioid use during pregnancy increases risks of low birth weight, respiratory problems, and mortality.  Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome (NAS) is a condition where infants of mothers who were using opiates are born with an addiction to opioids and suffer postnatal withdrawal syndrome.  This condition can occur to infants even with mothers using methadone and buprenorphine to treat their own opioid addiction.

Sometimes women who are pregnant and addicted are fearful of stigma and/or legal actions which cause them to be hesitant to seek treatment.

Pregnant women who are addicted need to receive empathic and non-judgmental care as they begin their recovery process.

Gulf Breeze Recovery understands the difficulties substance use can create during pregnancy and the care that is needed to offer the best possible outcome for both mother and baby. Gulf Breeze Recovery offers a nurturing environment in a beautiful setting where each guest is treated with dignity and respect.  Gulf Breeze Recovery strives to offer the best and most comprehensive alcohol and substance abuse treatment options in the country, with plans of treatment tailored to fit individual needs.  Our professional and medical staff are available to meet all your needs for high-quality substance abuse treatment.

image of Gulf Breeze Recovery's beach overlooking waterIf you or someone you care about, has an ongoing history of alcohol or substance use and/or relapse, contact Gulf Breeze Recovery or call: (855) 433-4480 to speak to an addiction expert to learn more about their residential program, out-patient program, and intensive out-patient program, and which of these can best fit your individual needs.  These programs have helped many people overcome their addiction and embrace their new happy, healthy, substance-free lifestyle.

We help people not just to survive, but to THRIVE!

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About Gulf Breeze Recovery:

Gulf Breeze Recovery, unlike other treatment centers in Florida, is a non 12 step holistic drug and alcohol rehab that is changing the future of addiction treatment with their THRIVE® (Total Health Recovery) program focused on overcoming chronic relapse.
Gulf Breeze Recovery’s THRIVE® program is a non 12-step approach designed for those who are looking for a drug and alcohol treatment program to produce a different and positive result.
This non-12 step program allows you to drive beyond your addictions and promotes a new outlook on life.
We are licensed by the Florida Department of Children and Families, and our last audit scored 99.7! Also, we are gold certified by the Joint Commission.

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