Substance Use During Pregnancy: Prevalence, Impact, and Solutions [Online Tutorial].
National Abandoned Infants Assistance Resource Center.
National Abandoned Infants Assistance Resource Center
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This tutorial on Substance Use During Pregnancy (54 minutes) provides an overview of the prevalence and nature of substance use among pregnant women in the United States, including the various factors that often contribute to substance abuse. It reviews the potential impact of prenatal exposure to various legal and illegal drugs on infant development and well-being. The tutorial also examines interventions for the prevention and treatment of drug use during pregnancy, from identification and education to individual and family based services. Interventions proven to promote the safety and well-being of affected newborns, such as family treatment drug courts and father involvement are also featured. Finally it explores relevant federal and state policies. (Author abstract)
pregnancy; newborn infants; substance abusing mothers; substance exposed infants; incidence; child health; child development