Correlation Between Mental Illness and Babies Born Addicted to Drugs

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Logan Benson
Gary Dick


Record ID: 5

Award: Excellence in Research Communication

Student Major: Social Work

Project Advisor: Gary Dick

Abstract: Mothers that give birth to children born addicted to drugs might have underlying mental health issues that trigger substance abuse. Untreated mental health issues might be a direct cause for the amount of newborn babies each year being born addicted to illegal drugs.This study could possibly help child welfare workers when interacting with this specific population. Being able to understand the correlation, if any, between mental health and using illegal substances during pregnancy could lower the rate of children being taken into state custody and/or reunification. It also can help social workers understand individuals in these situations and be able to provide resources that will actually help the client.

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Category: Mental Health & Human Behavior
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Logan Benson

Major: Social Work