Pregnancy and Drug Use: Report and Recommendations

By Admin on 24-November-15 14:36. Comments (0)
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Healthy and Free TN Releases New Report on Addressing Pregnancy and Drug Use in Tennessee
Report includes recommendations on

Countering Claims that Pregnancy Criminalization Helps Women or Decreases NAS

By Dana Asbury on 18-November-15 14:49. Comments (0)
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“While there may be women in Tennessee who feel that the threat of jail time pushed them to seek treatment, there are also many women who were forced into the criminal justice system simply because they had no other option. There are not enough programs that are willing or able to treat pregnant women. We are putting women in an impossible position where they are told that to avoid jail and being separated from their child they have to complete a program and yet no efforts have been made to expand the availability of affordable, evidence based treatment programs. This is not only unconscionable, it is bad policy.”