The 12 Palms Recovery Center Shows the Hazardous Effects of Drugs

By: Michelle Rebecca - Published: • References: 12palmsrecoverycenter and 12palmsrecoverycenter
This infographic from the '12 Palms Recovery Center' showcases frightening statistics concerning women who use drugs during pregnancy. Hundreds of thousands of children are born in the U.S. each year with birth defects, and a good portion are a result of drug use during pregnancy.

Each type of drug puts unborn children at risk for different birth defects, and often the drugs are responsible for more than one defect. Drug and alcohol addiction are very serious diseases, one that affects everyone in the addict's life. Under normal circumstances, an addict is only physically harming themselves, but pregnant addicts are risking the physical health of another life as well.

The amount of drug-related pregnancies in th U.S. is a scary number, and this problem must be brought to the public's attention through information-focused pieces like this.