• Pregnancy has protective effect on drug abuse

    4 monthes ago - By Healio

    Risk for drug abuse was substantially lower during pregnancy, suggesting a potential protective effect, according to recent findings. “The causal nature of the association between pregnancy and drug abuse is likely complex. A positive pathway from drug abuse to pregnancy is suggested by evidence for an association between illicit substance use and teen pregnancy. Drug abuse and/or its risk factors likely increase the chances of unplanned and early pregnancy,” Kenneth S. Kendler, MD, of Virginia Institute for Psychiatric and Behavioral Genetics, and colleagues wrote. “However, longitudinal...
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