Alcohol and drugs

Alcohol and drugs - Partners to ParentsThere are a lot of challenges when you become a parent. It can be tempting to use drugs and alcohol to cope. Although alcohol and drugs make you feel better for a short time, they can also lead to additional problems.

Consuming alcohol during pregnancy can be dangerous to the developing baby. Excessive use of alcohol or drugs following childbirth is associated with increased risk of depression and anxiety. If you think that you might be consuming excessive alcohol or drugs, there are healthier ways of coping.

Seek professional help if you or your partner need support.

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Last reviewed 24 April 2016