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A 31-year-old male asked:

I know a female who's taken meth, coke, opium, acid, and other drugs. how will that affect her kids if she has kids one day? she's in treatment now.

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Dr. Gregory Hines
Family Medicine 25 years experience
None: If she remains off the drugs. If not, then certainly there will be effects, including withdrawal after birth.
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Dr. Joseph Weiner
Psychiatry 43 years experience
Parenting & Presence: The most important thing is that if you take drugs, you can't be present to the needs of your kids when you're stoned. If she gets into recovery she will have a good chance to be a more present parent and a role model for future children. Hope this answer helps.
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