The percentage of pregnant women in substance abuse treatment programs who were being treated for alcohol abuse decreased between 2000 and 2010, according to a new government report. During the same decade, the percentage of pregnant women in these programs being treated for drug abuse rose.
Overall, the proportion of women of childbearing age who were pregnant when they entered substance abuse treatment remained relatively stable during the decade, at between 4 and 5 percent, Newswise reports.
The percentage of pregnant women who reported alcohol abuse, with or without drug use, dropped from 46.6 percent in 2000, to 34.8 percent in 2010. The percentage of pregnant women reporting drug abuse, but not alcohol abuse, rose from 51.1 percent in 2000, to 63.8 percent in 2010. The findings come from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA).
Beedie Savage – President of Quantum Units Education