Alliance wants you to know that injection drug users and substance-abusing pregnant women may receive priority admission to appropriate services.

Abuse of intravenous (IV) drugs can damage both the skin at the site of injection as well as internal organs. Infections can spread through the sharing of needles.

Contaminants in the drugs, as well as the injected drug itself, can cause serious health problems.

There is no known safe amount of alcohol a woman can drink while pregnant. Alcohol use by a woman who is pregnant can cause life-long physical and behavioral problems in children, including fetal alcohol syndrome. Using illegal drugs may cause underweight babies, birth defects or withdrawal symptoms after birth.

To get more information about priority services you can call the Alliance Access and Information Center 24 hours a day at (800) 510-9132.

Page last modified: September 6, 2016