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Substance Use and Addiction During Pregnancy

Author: Jassin M. Jouria, MD
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Course Created: 2016

Practice Level: Intermediate to Advanced

No book to buy Duration: 1 hours
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Course Summary

Substance use during pregnancy is not uncommon. Pregnant women have been found to consume alcohol during the first trimester of pregnancy, and both illicit and prescription drug use have become a public health concern for women during pregnancy. Fetal exposure to substances affects normal fetal development and is associated with a high rate of low birth weight and childhood development and cognitive impairment. Screening for the risk and the diagnosis of a substance use disorder during pregnancy, as well as correlating socioeconomic and other environmental stressors; and, treatment and follow-up of the mother's recovery and the child's development in utero and after birth are discussed.

Course Format

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Learning Objectives

  • Describe the early identification of substance use.
  • Discuss the impact of alcohol use during pregnancy.
  • Explain the treatment of substance use during pregnancy.

Course Syllabus

  • Introduction
  • Substance Use And Early Identification
  • Alcohol Use During Pregnancy
  • Tobacco Use During Pregnancy
  • Drug Use And Pregnancy
  • Medication Safety And Pregnancy
  • Treatment Of Substance Use During Pregnancy
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