Pregnant and Postpartum Women Face Barriers to Accessing Substance Use Treatment

Pregnant and Postpartum Women Face Barriers to Accessing Substance Use Treatment

Substance use disorders (SUD) don’t discriminate and can impact anyone including pregnant and postpartum women.

According to data from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), 6.6% of pregnant women reported using prescription opioids during their pregnancy, and  21.2% reported misusing them. The National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Addiction reports that 20 to 30 percent of women said they consumed alcohol during their pregnancy with 8 percent reported binge drinking.

21.2%

reported misusing opioids during their pregnancy

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