Pregnant Women Face Unique Challenges in the Opioid Crisis

By Kieran McLean Pregnant women occupy a troubling—and perhaps overlooked—corner of the opioid epidemic. The amount of women affected has skyrocketed: Opioid use disorder among

CCSA Survey: Substance Use in Canada 2020

Assessing the impact of the opioid overdose crisis on individuals providing harm reduction services across Canada: Survey Welcome to the research survey. The following information

CDC: State Strategies to Address Opioid Use Disorder Among Pregnant and Postpartum Women and Infants Prenatally Exposed to Substances, Including Infants with Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome

Summary What is already known about this topic? Opioid use disorder (OUD) during pregnancy contributes to adverse maternal and infant outcomes, including neonatal abstinence syndrome.

Resource: Trauma Informed Practice & the Opioid Crisis, A Discussion Guide for Health Care and Social Service Providers

Opioid-TIP-Guide_May-2018 Canada is in the midst of a serious and growing opioid crisis. Nearly 30% of Canadians report using some form of opioids, such as