Managing Addiction While Pregnant: Women Who’ve Been There Call for Harm Reduction

Managing Addiction While Pregnant: Women Who’ve Been There Call for Harm Reduction

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Pregnant women who use controlled substances are being incarcerated and losing custody of their children, instead of receiving the treatment they need. Now, other women who have lived through similar experiences are offering support through harm reduction strategies.

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When she went to the hospital to give birth, Kimberly Byrnes was open and honest with the hospital staff about the fact that she was taking Subutex to treat her opiate addiction. She’d been on the treatment for Read More

Read more here:: http://www.truth-out.org/news/item/33274-managing-addiction-while-pregnant-women-who-ve-been-there-call-for-harm-reduction

      

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