Pregnancy & Drugs
If you are pregnant and still use drugs (or your partner does), condoms are the best way to block HIV and other sex diseases. We know it's hard to quit, but getting help is important. Pregnant women and HIV-positive people are usually accepted into treatment programs sooner. No matter where you live in Illinois, you can call the Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse for help at 312.814.3840. They can tell you where you can go for treatment. They are open Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. You can trust people who know about drug abuse, for yourself and your baby's sake.
If you are shooting drugs, never use anyone else's “works” and never share yours. Try not to use the same needle over again. If you do, you should clean it before and after using, to stop HIV and other diseases. If a needle exchange program is in your area, you can get clean needles at the program.