Substance Abuse

Alcohol and Pregnancy: Attitudes and Patterns of Drinking Vary Around the Globe

While the harmful effects of alcohol on the developing fetus are well established, many women continue to drink during pregnancy; however, patterns of alcohol consumption vary from country to country.  According to the Center for [...]

Massachusetts Maternal Mortality Rates Rising: Opioid Abuse and Psychiatric Illness Play a Role

Pregnancy-associated mortality, defined as the death of a woman during pregnancy or within one year of the termination of pregnancy, is increasing in Massachusetts.  In 2012, there were 30.4 deaths/100,000 live births. In 2014, the [...]