cocaine - : Pregnantandaddicted, ByStephanieChen...

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Article Summary and Comparison: Cocaine for Pregnant mothers Pregnant and addicted, mothers in South Carolina find hope By Stephanie Chen This article, which is published on the CNN website, talks about drug addiction  victims whose ages range between 22 and 40 years, most of them involved in cocaine  addiction.  What is special about them is that they are also mothers and have babies to  worry about, besides their addiction. The article explains how these mothers are trying  to overcome their past and start a new beginning, full of hope and free of cocaine  addiction.  For that to happen, they joined a state-run drug treatment program in order to  assist them in coping with their problem. They are also facing legal trouble because of  the possible danger which their drugs can do to their unborn children. This happened  many times before, where women were arrested during their pregnancy periods due to  their situation with cocaine addiction.  Stephen Donaldson, program manager of a drug- treatment facility in Charleston County says: "is if you use during pregnancy, you're  being prosecuted or you're losing your baby." However, being in a center supported by 
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This note was uploaded on 11/21/2009 for the course CO 202 taught by Professor Dr.levni during the Spring '09 term at Lebanese American University.

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