Tennessee Law Targets Pregnant Women Who Abuse Drugs

Home / Uncategorized / Tennessee Law Targets Pregnant Women Who Abuse Drugs

Blog

Tennessee Law Targets Pregnant Women Who Abuse Drugs

Tennessee passed a controversial state law, the first of its kind in the United States that targets pregnant women who use illegal drugs while pregnant. Under this new law, a pregnant woman can be prosecuted for assault if she is found guilty of using illegal drugs while pregnant. Recently, the first woman was arrested under this new law and placed behind bars shortly after delivering her child. There is a provision in this law that allows a woman to avoid conviction if she completes and addiction treatment program. The question becomes, will other states begin to pass similar laws.

If you or someone you know has a problem with drug addiction or dependence, you should seek help now. Thankfully, there is good help available. Detoxification and behavioral therapy have proven to be effective in treating drug dependence. Addicts are often unable to complete treatment on their own or with family members, so it’s very important to seek the right treatment center. At Seabrook, we customize our treatment plans to individual patient’s needs, so you know the help you’re getting is right for you or a loved one. For more information on how Seabrook can help, please contact us at 800.761.7575.