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Tuesday: Wash U’s Pregnancy CARE Clinic Sees Increase In Polysubstance Abuse

Feb 12, 2020

This interview will be on “St. Louis on the Air” at noon on Tuesday. This story will be updated after the show. You can listen live.

Washington University’s Clinic for Acceptance, Recovery and Empowerment (CARE) treats women who become pregnant while dealing with an opioid use disorder. It provides prenatal care, substance abuse treatment and extended postpartum support. 

Lately, the clinic is seeing more patients who are addicted to multiple types of drugs, otherwise known as “polysubstance abuse,” says Dr. Jeannie Kelly, the clinic’s medical director.

Tuesday on St. Louis on the Air, host Sarah Fenske will talk with Kelly about the struggles facing pregnant women who are addicted to multiple substances and the medical practices that lead to the best possible outcome for mothers and their newborn babies.

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