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Firstly complicating the issue are varying laws that may mandate drug treatment for pregnant women abusing drugs or alcohol, and which some argue protect the unborn child and others opine deter women from seeking treatment. The second major obstacle is that a great many drug rehab programs deny pregnant women access to treatment on the basis that they don’t have the needed facilities to give proper pre natal care; and thus access to drug treatment for pregnant women is unfortunately not is great supply.

Tragically, during this period of limited drug treatment options, many women feel an enormous motivation to quit their substance abusing behaviors, and do what’s right for the health of the unborn child.

Governmental agencies estimate that as many as four percent of women continue to use illicit drugs while pregnant, and the number using alcohol is significantly higher.

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