Substance use and pregnancy

Provided by Amerigroup
December 07, 2022

There is no safe amount of alcohol, tobacco, or drugs to use when you are pregnant. Your OB’s priority is to make sure both you and your baby are healthy. We encourage you to talk openly with your OB about the substances you are taking. They can work with you to make a safe plan to stop using alcohol, tobacco, and drugs. These substances can harm you and your baby.

Helpful resources:

  • 1-866-NJ-STOPS (1-866-657-8677)
  • National Smoking Quitline: This toll-free number is run by the National Cancer Institute. It connects you to services to help you quit smoking or quit using other tobacco products. Call 24/7 at 800-784-8669 (TTY 711).
  • Support, tips, tools, and expert advice to help quit smoking.
  • Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services (SAMHSA) National Helpline: A free helpline for people facing mental health or substance use problems. You can call SAMHSA 24/7 at 800-662-4357 (TTY 711).