USA: Pregnant women with substance use disorders need treatment, not prison

By MARTY JESSUP More than 210,000 women spent Mother’s Day 2019 in America’s prisons and jails. Two-thirds of them are mothers of young children; an unknown number are

Article: Pregnant women less likely to get depression treatment, may turn to substance use, study finds

by Aneri Pattani Half of all pregnant women who experience depression do not get any treatment, and some may turn to alcohol, marijuana, and opioids

Science Daily: Mindful body awareness training during treatment for drug addiction helps prevent relapse

April 16, 2019 Source: University of Washington Summary: A novel type of body awareness training helps women recover from drug addiction, according to new research.

Protecting Albertans through mental health support

The province is proposing a new professional regulatory college and licensing requirements to protect Albertans receiving mental health services or attending residential substance-use treatment facilities.

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