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Report Reveals Special Challenges of Pregnant Teens in Substance Abuse Treatment

(5/13/2013)

Report Reveals Special Challenges of Pregnant Teens in Substance Abuse Treatment
SAMHSA News
May 9, 2013

A new report shows that among the approximately 57,000 teenage female (ages 12 to 19) substance abuse treatment admissions each year, about 2,000 (4 percent) involve pregnant teens. The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration’s (SAMHSA) report finds that these pregnant teen admissions tend to face greater challenges than other female teen admissions in a number of key areas such as financial and educational status.

View the full article here: http://www.samhsa.gov/newsroom/advisories/1305081138.aspx


Keywords: challenges, pregnant, teens, substance, abuse, treatment



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