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Methadone and Pregnancy
Methadone Treatment, although it has been around since the 1960's, is still misunderstood by most people. A pregnancy can be complicated enough on its own, but when you add in substance abuse, Methadone maintenance, and other factors, the uncertainty of the outcome increases. In regards to any pregnancy, it is important to concern yourself with the health and safety of the mother and the baby separately, as well as together. If you or someone you know is not on Methadone, pregnant, and is still using illicit drugs, then this book will serve as the road map. Knowing that both the mother and her unborn baby are both addicted to Methadone or illicit drugs certainly complicates the possible outcome. This book attempts to present the risks associated with such a pregnancy, and offers help in regards to how best to proceed. If you're thinking about getting pregnant, this book will help you understand what the risks are and how best to manage those risks to insure a healthy outcome. This book also discusses Buprenorphine, and will help you determine whether or not it is safe to switch off of Methadone.
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1. Auflage, 2014