Risk and recommandations associated with the usage of drugs

RISKS AND RECOMMENDATIONS ASSOCIATED WITH THE USAGE OF DRUGS
Name of drug Risks for the fetus Recommendations
Amphetamines (speed)
Increases the risk of miscarriage, premature delivery, or insufficient weight at birth.

DO NOT USE.

Consult your health care provider or the addiction services in your area immediately if you are a user.

Cannabis (marijuana, hashish) 
The baby may not develop normally, be smaller than normal at birth, and have dependency or withdrawal problems later.

DO NOT USE.

Talk to your health care provider or someone at the addiction services in your area if you need help to stop usage.

Cocaine, crack
Risk of miscarriage and premature delivery. The baby may not develop normally.

DO NOT USE.

Consult your health care provider or the addiction services in your area immediately if you are a user.

Solvants and Inhalants (ex.: glue, gas, nitrous oxide)
Risk of premature labour and delivery. May also cause behaviour and memory problems.

DO NOT USE.

Consult your health care provider or the addiction service in your area immediately if you are a user.

Opiates such as heroine and prescription drugs obtained illegally (ex: percocet, Talwin, Darvon)
Risk of miscarriage, premature delivery, and complications at birth. The baby may suffer from respiratory problems or withdrawal symptoms and mental and physical development delays.

DO NOT USE.

Consult your health care provider or the addiction services in your area immediately if you are a user.

NOTE: Using non sterile needles to take drugs increases the risk that the mother and baby may be HIV-positive (AIDS).