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

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.

CBC: Thousands of young people hospitalized due to cannabis and other substance use, report reveals

Cannabis accounted for nearly 40 per cent of hospital stays among youth for harm from substance use, according to a new Canadian report. (Jason Redmond/Reuters) About

Multi-Service Programs for Pregnant and Parenting Women with Substance Use Concerns: Women’s Perspectives on Why They Seek Help and Their Significant Changes

Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2019, 16(18), 3299; https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph16183299 by Carol Hubberstey ,Deborah Rutman, Rose A. Schmidt, Marilyn Van Bibber and Nancy Poole  Abstract Within Canada, several specialized multi-service prevention programs work with

ScienceDaily: Binge drinking may be more damaging to women

Date: August 19, 2019 Source: University of Missouri-Columbia Summary: In a recently published study examining the effects of binge drinking on rats, researchers discovered that

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