The mother of a toddler allegedly found with the drug "ice" in his system has admitted having a history of abusing illegal substances but claims she is now clean.
The woman, who cannot be named for legal reasons, appeared in Port Kembla Local Court on Wednesday charged with self administering a prohibited drug and taking action that results in health or physical damage to a child.
Police will allege the 16-month-old was taken to Wollongong Hospital on September 8 with apparent poisoning, with toxicology tests revealing he had ingested methylamphetamine.
Police on Wednesday confirmed the boy has since been released from hospital and alternate care arrangements have been made.
Lake Illawarra detectives launched an investigation into the incident resulting in a raid on the family home in Dapto.
Police allegedly located a small amount of methylamphetamine at the scene. Both the boy's parents were subsequently charged.
The boy's father remains behind bars on unrelated charges. He did not appear in court on Tuesday and his case was adjourned to January 8 for further mention.
Meanwhile, the court heard the boy's mother had missed three appointments at her drug treatment program, prompting Magistrate Michael Stoddart to ask her why.
The woman replied she had been attending appointments with Family and Community Services.
"It seems to me you have got a problems with drugs," Magistrate Stoddart said.
"I did have, not anymore," the woman responded.
The woman pleaded not guilty to both charges and the case was adjourned to January 22.