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stimulants such as cocaine and amphetamines; and depressants such as alcohol and benzodiazepines (Berger, F. K., 2018). SUDs can impact physical development by causing Fetal alcohol spectrum disorders (FASDs) and Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome (NAS). FASDs are caused by alcohol use during pregnancy and can cause an array of physical andcognitive problems such as, low body weight, poor coordination, intellectual disabilities, and etc (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention., 2020). NAS are problems that are caused by opioid use during pregnancy and can cause tremors, low body weight, and etc (Lee,K. G., 2017). Some resilience factors can be early interventions and interventions focused on strengthening parenting skills. The interventions would be about preventing alcohol/drug use and interventions aimed at improving the environment of children by developing and strengthening protective
factors around them as well as supporting their families.I chose the topic of SUDs because I had a rough childhood that still affects me today, because I face the repercussions of my birth mothers’ SUD use. I’ve always been transparent about that part of my life and I think it’s important to talk about because children can suffer in the long run because of it. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. (2020, May 7). Basics about FASDs. Retrieved from Lee, K. G. (2017, December 13). Neonatal abstinence syndrome: MedlinePlus Medical Encyclopedia. Retrieved from Berger, F. K. (2018, March 7). Substance use disorder: MedlinePlus Medical Encyclopedia. Retrieved from