Patterns of Polydrug Use among Pregnant Substance Abusers

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A recent study in the journal of Nordic Studies on Alcohol and Drugs found that the likelihood of polydrug use increases within the first trimester of pregnancy. The study suggests polydrug use is widespread among pregnant women who use substances. Policies, interventions, and research often focus on individual drugs separately, but there is a need to address drug use broadly. This should include awarding more attention to those not eligible for established interventions and giving more consideration to a variety of life circumstances, such as partner drug use.

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