Intake of alcohol, tobacco, and illicit substances such as marijuana and methamphetamine during pregnancy can have significant deleterious effects on a developing fetus and the resulting infant. The existence of substance-exposed newborns also has negative impacts on society as a whole; these include financial burdens placed on taxpayers and the additional time and resources required by health care professionals, social workers, and law enforcement authorities to properly care for such infants.
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- Partial requirement for: M.S., Arizona State University, 2015Note typethesis
- Includes bibliographical references (pages 67-73)Note typebibliography
- Field of study: Biology