Logo

 

My Account
Home

ADOPTION EDUCATION, LLC


PRENATAL EXPOSURE TO DRUGS AND MATERNAL SMOKING


PRENATAL DRUG EXPOSURE AND LATER ADDICTION

Adoptive parents may wonder if prenatally drug-exposed children are at increased risk of themselves becoming addicts as adolescents or adults. Few studies address this directly; much more is known about susceptibility to alcohol abuse among children of alcoholics. Predisposition to alcoholism is specific and separate from tendency toward other types of drug abuse. However, biologic, psychologic, and environmental factors may predispose the child of a drug-abusing parent to become involved with drugs. Some evidence of a genetic predisposition to cocaine dependency has been suggested.

 

Contents Previous Next     Text

Adoption Education, LLC
P.O. Box 2180
Milford, CT 06460
(203) 877-4007
info@adopteducation.com

Terms of Use / Privacy Policy