Becoming A Mother While Struggling With Alcoholism

In the heart of Mississippi, people are truly making a difference in the lives of others. The Clarion-Ledger describes several women under the Care of the Catholic Charities and the Mississippi Department of Human Services. One young woman, who goes by the name Nicole, has been stuck in the cycle of addiction since she was 12.

Nicole is “working to break a cycle of addiction so she can be a better woman, and a better mother, not only for her three children but for herself.” She abused crack cocaine to overcome years of sexual abuse in her formative years.

Prenatal Behaviors Have Life-Long Effects

According to the National Survey on Drug Use and Health, “2.6% of pregnant women reported binge drinking.” The rates continue to go up from there with approximately 5% of pregnant women reported illicit drug use, nationwide.  Pregnant teens are four times that rate, with around 20% of pregnant teens using illicit substances, according to the survey. Additionally, Fetal alcohol syndrome rates range from 2-5% across the country.

Thankfully, with the help of people in this small community Mississippi community, amazing things can happen. But, the majority of women and children are not so lucky. Women across the continue to have children after months of substance abuse and something needs to change soon.

Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Don’t Have to Control Your Life

Whether you’re a young mother, a teenager coping with frustration, or an overwhelmed adult, drugs and alcohol never provide the solution to life’s problems.

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