Drugs and Alcohol
Now is the time to quit if you are planning a pregnancy or are already pregnant. Bringing a baby into the world is a great motivator for change and the benefits to your health and the health or your baby will be immense and long-lasting.
Avoiding alcohol is safest for your growing baby. The NHMRC states there are no known safe levels of alcohol consumption in pregnancy. If you are having trouble reducing or cutting out alcohol altogether, talk with your GP. The resources below will also be useful.
Bathurst drug and alcohol service
Situated with Community Mental Health Services on the Bathurst Base Hospital Campus.
QUIT FOR YOU- QUIT FOR TWO
If you're pregnant or planning to be, Quit for You - Quit for Two provides support and encouragement to help you give up smoking.
It will take your mind off the cravings with fun exercises and games to keep your hands busy. It distracts you when you feel the urge to light up, with practical quit tips and advice. It inspires you to keep going with amazing facts about your baby's development. And it gives you ideas for what you could buy with the money you're saving every day you don't spend money on cigarettes. Visit the apple iTunes store or Google android store to see the app.
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Get help to quit drugs and alcohol 24/7 from home
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Alcohol, other drugs and pregnancy
Read about the effects of alcohol and other drugs on your pregnancy in this online booklet put together by the Australian Drug Foundation and the Women's Alcohol & Drug Service, The Royal Women's Hospital.