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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. Joseph Weiner
Psychiatry
2 doctors agree

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Joseph Weiner
Dr. Joseph Weiner
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Dr. Gregory Hines
Family Medicine
1 doctor agrees

In brief: None

If she remains off the drugs.
If not, then certainly there will be effects, including withdrawal after birth.

In brief: None

If she remains off the drugs.
If not, then certainly there will be effects, including withdrawal after birth.
Dr. Gregory Hines
Dr. Gregory Hines
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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics

In brief: Hard to predict

All the eggs the lady has to eventually turn into kids are waiting in her ovaries & may be affected by any drug she takes as well as any radiation or illness.
There are plenty of miscarriages or birth defects that may have happened because the eggs were bad.Men get somewhat of a pass since they make millions of sperm from stem cells & the healthiest do the job. Get clean & she may escape the worst

In brief: Hard to predict

All the eggs the lady has to eventually turn into kids are waiting in her ovaries & may be affected by any drug she takes as well as any radiation or illness.
There are plenty of miscarriages or birth defects that may have happened because the eggs were bad.Men get somewhat of a pass since they make millions of sperm from stem cells & the healthiest do the job. Get clean & she may escape the worst
Dr. James Ferguson
Dr. James Ferguson
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