Missouri lawmakers and health professionals are wrestling with Missouri’s substance abuse problem. Doug Burgess, an addiction psychiatry professor at U-M-K-C, tells a legislative task force that one of the big challenges health professionals are dealing with is substance use disorder in pregnancies.

He cites a study from earlier this year from the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services, which says that substance use disorders was one of the leading cause of deaths, most of those are due to drug overdose, so says the C-D-C.

(From Missourinet)