Overdose risk drops during pregnancy but rises after delivery, when fewer resources are available to mothers with substance use disorder

With the increasing levels of opioid-use disorder across the U.S., overdose deaths have quadrupled over the past 15 years, the authors note. In many states, opioid overdoses have been cited as major contributors to pregnancy-associated deaths.

Read more: https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/07/180711182745.htm

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