14 December 2009

Pregnancy and Substance Abuse in West Virginia

A new Marshall University study suggests that "nearly one-fifth of babies in West Virginia are born to mothers who used drugs or alcohol while pregnant, a new study shows -- evidence of a problem far worse than previous research has revealed," The Charleston Gazette reports.

"Researchers found evidence of marijuana use in 7 percent of the samples," the article said. "Five percent of the samples tested positive for alcohol. Five percent tested positive for opiates, which include prescription painkillers."

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