Substance abuse: infant and childhood outcomes.

  title={Substance abuse: infant and childhood outcomes.},
  author={Karen C D'Apolito},
  journal={Journal of pediatric nursing},
  volume={13 5},
Many children are born to women who consume drugs such as alcohol, cocaine, heroin, methadone, marijuana, and/or phencyclidine (PCP) during pregnancy. As a result, some children are growing up with both physical and developmental delays. Children with fetal alcohol syndrome have reported problems with growth, attention deficit disorder, and other medical problems. Impaired cognitive and neurologic functioning through the first 2 years of live has been documented for children exposed to… CONTINUE READING


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