Information for the public
Alcohol and drug problems
If you are pregnant and dependent on alcohol or drugs, you should be offered a 'detox' programme. If you don't want to take up the offer, healthcare professionals should work with you to help you cut down your alcohol or drug intake. After you've had your baby, healthcare professionals should offer you psychological therapy and support. They should recognise that there is a risk of accidental overdose if you start to use drugs again after the baby is born.