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Discussion in 'Alcohol' started by teressapalms34, Mar 19, 2019.

  1. Does drugs can be a one of the reason to have an adhd child while pregnant?
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  2. Dominica

    Dominica Author, Writer, Recovery Advocate Community Listener

    @teressapalms34 hey there. good question. i think the answer is "maybe" or "it depends". would depend on so many factors... what type of drugs? how often taken? how long during pregnancy? there would be other factors too, but i don't specialize in this.... using drugs while pregnant can cause various things to a baby... while some people have used drugs and the baby was alright. again, that will depend on various factors.

    feel free to share further if you want. we're here to support you however we can.
  3. deanokat

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  4. DoxyMom

    DoxyMom Community Champion

    I was clean during my pregnancy and had a son with ADHD. Who knows why he was born that way. Some babies are born with no issues and some have issues you can be using or not but when pregnant it's best to watch every thing that you put in your body.
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  5. Dominica

    Dominica Author, Writer, Recovery Advocate Community Listener

    @DoxyMom true, we just never know sometimes... maybe he was born that way to teach the rest of us some really valuable life lessons ;) but every soul is precious... no matter what label they are given.

    have a blessed day!
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  6. DoxyMom

    DoxyMom Community Champion

    @Dominica my son gave me many blessings and was quite the trial to raise He is now 36 and is a man I'm proud to call my son. I think God gave me cervical cancer knowing it would take all my time and energy to raise him. It was enough so I couldn't have more kids but not enough to kill me.
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  7. Certainly not. There is no evidence that ADHD is linked to the use of substances or. The neurobiological explanation for ADHD is currently being challenged. Often the reason that someone has ADHD is from a poor diagnosis procedure that does not fully understand the condition and is quick with following trends. Often symptoms of ADHD are an anxiety based and the treatment requires behavioural modification. Often a child whose parent has had difficulties or used alcohol or substances and the child presents as 'ADHD' the parent is likely to have an anxiety based conditions and genetics and socialisation are accountable for the Childs presentation.
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  8. True concern

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    I was 6 year's old when I was put on Ritalin and you say there is no link....let me connect the fuc*ing dots for you doc.....6 year's old prescribed "Meth"....18 year's old...Heres reality.. Good luck.If you can't use you're own mind to see that if nothing else Ms diagnosis of A.D.H.D. is a driving devastating force In today's meth epidemic than you are book warped.I know I kinda went off the rails and you didn't comment on how Ms diagnosis effects addiction but damnit doc you are on the right trac don't jackknife now,if you are here to help use addicts actually "FEEL"The word's you read or fuc*ing A.I.will put you out of work and we need human's damnit!
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  10. Joshstillclean

    Joshstillclean Community Champion

    I saw this the other day and got distracted but I meant to reply.
    "Certainly not". That's you, a direct quote on whether or not a mother doing drugs can cause adhd. Hmmmm
    Did you know that if a pregnant woman does certain drugs once, or others only a few times it can kill the baby? Now that's the extreme. Can cause physical deformation, drugs can inhibit the development of motor skills, babies are born addicted even!
    Did you ask that mother if she was currently pregnant? How about advise her regardless of what you have yet to see scientifically be proven to not use. It WILL have an effect on her child!
    You just possibly, I hope not, gave her a free pass to use if that was her only concern.
    Man...I'm not apologetic about saying this at all. That was bad advice.
    Also on another thread I bit my virtual toungue about what you said about to gma on meth. "This is not an addiction". You said it was mental health and she needed a phsycologist.
    Have you ever personally experienced the hell of addiction that you claim to specialize in? She has an addiction, for sure. How can you so easily dismiss her claim? And if science has yet to disprove something, that could very likely be because the theory holds true.
    I'm assuming you took calculus while in college. I use math a lot in my work, here's a perfect analogy to help make my point.
    A mathematician would not be wrong if he says let epsilon be< 0. But common sense tells us everyone uses epsilon to represent a positive fraction less than 1. Its a contradiction.
    By the way, never met an addict without a mental health problem that needed treatment? Here is one. My diagnosis of GAD went away after I stopped abusing the valium. Go figure. If a medical professional had told my sons mother that while she was pregnant I would have put that on YouTube.
    I thought we didn't give medical advice here. Especially bad advice to people we've never met. Anyone can hate on this all they want, I'm more concerned about the baby.
    Last edited: May 2, 2019
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