Opioids & Pregnancy
Over the last twenty years the opioid epidemic has exploded across America. From 1999 to 2013, the number of women in the U.S. with an opioid use disorder while giving birth has quadrupled. How we address this crisis affects everyone.
Resources & Links
How States Handle Drug Use During Pregnancy (ProPublica)
When pregnant women who abuse opioids are treated like criminals, their babies suffer (Los Angeles Times)
Criminalizing Pregnancy: Policing Pregnant Women Who Use Drugs in the USA (Amnesty International)