Narconon Spokesperson Warns, ďWhen Mothers Breastfeed, It's A Critical Time To Get Off Addictive DrugsĒ
Released on: February 02, 2011, 1:08 pm
Just because an addicted woman has a baby does not mean her
cravings go away. In fact, the stress of trying to care for an infant
may cause her to seek the relief that drugs might seem to offer her.
But while her body may be able to tolerate the drugs, if she is
nursing, she could be causing harm to her newborn and even risking
killing him or her.
Most illicit drugs wind up in breast milk in varying quantities. Cocaine in
particular presents a risk to infants because it stays in their bodies much longer
than it does in the mother’s body. If a mother uses cocaine repetitively, then the
baby may die of an overdose as the dosage accumulates in the small body. In a
Michigan case, a woman used cocaine two or three times one day and then breastfed
her five-month-old baby. The medical examiner said that the baby died of cocaine
"It could be said that the time that a woman is pregnant or nursing are the most
important times in her life to live a clean and sober lifestyle," commented Bobby
Wiggins, spokesperson for Narconon drug rehab and education. Narconon is an
international organization dedicated to the elimination of drug addiction through
drug rehabilitation and drug education. "During this time, a woman harms someone
other than herself with her drug use: her helpless newborn or the baby growing
inside her. Family members around a pregnant or nursing woman who suffers from
addiction must pull out all the stops to get her the help she needs to stop using
Methamphetamine is another killer drug when administered via breast milk. In the
last several years, one mother in Georgia and two mothers in California have been
jailed for killing their babies with methamphetamine.
"A mother with a young child, addiction to illicit drugs – this is a dangerous
combination," added Wiggins. "We owe it to our youngest citizens to eliminate
addiction by providing effective drug rehabilitation. At Narconon centers around the
world, seven out of ten graduates stay sober after they go home, meaning there are
more alert, capable mothers returned to their children after they have been to Narconon."
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About Narconon: Hundreds to thousands of former drug or alcohol addicts owe their
lives to the Narconon programs across the world. Narconon is a drug free recovery process dedicated to not only curing the afflicted of drug or alcohol addiction, but also preparing them for their entrance back into the ďreal worldĒ once they have recovered. It is because of these methods that the Narconon drug rehab program has some of the highest success rates in the world.
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