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Using Drugs When Pregnant Harms the Baby

Sara Bellum
September 26, 2013

Did you know that using alcohol, cigarettes, and illegal drugs during pregnancy can harm the mother and her baby? Everything a pregnant woman eats, drinks, or takes affects the baby. Using drugs can hurt the baby’s growth or even cause the baby to get sick. Read More »

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Real Teens Ask: Will Drugs Hurt an Unborn Baby?

Sara Bellum
August 24, 2010

Lots of teens have questions about drugs. Each year, NIDA scientists spend a whole day chatting online with high school students and answering their questions. Read More »

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