The evaluation of the use of dependency substances during pregnancy Bağımlılık yapan maddelerin gebelik döneminde kullanımının değerlendirilmesi

ÇELİKER A., Bolat D.

Fabad Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences, vol.46, no.2, pp.225-250, 2021 (Scopus) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Review
  • Volume: 46 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2021
  • Journal Name: Fabad Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences
  • Journal Indexes: Scopus, EMBASE, International Pharmaceutical Abstracts
  • Page Numbers: pp.225-250
  • Keywords: Abuse, Addiction, Illegal substance, Pregnancy, Recreational, Teratogenicity
  • Lokman Hekim University Affiliated: No


© 2021 Society of Pharmaceutical Sciences of Ankara (FABAD). All rights reserved.Substance dependency is an increasingly important problem throughout the world. Alcohol and cigarette addiction, as well as the use of narcotics and stimulants have increased very seriously. individuals using these substances cause serious harm to themselves and their environment. The use of such substances during pregnancy adversely affects maternal health and the development of the fetus. substance-dependent women do not get checked their examinations regularly during pregnancy and substance abuse can be realized at the final stage of the pregnancy. For this reason, health care personnel should be able to identify, guide and educate pregnant women who use drugs, especially focusing on those that abusers of drugs and other substances, so that the negative effects of the substance(s) on the mother, fetus and newborn can be minimized. in this study, the structures, general characteristics, metabolisms, and impacts on the fetus of illicit and abused substances in turkey were compiled. Besides, the role of pharmacists in prevention and management of substance dependency was emphasized.