Course Summary

Practice Level: Intermediate

This course examines the needs of pregnant women with opioid use disorders and their infants and families. Because of the high rate of opioid use and misuse among all women, including pregnant women, health care workers, social service, and judicial agencies are having to confront this concern more often and, in some communities, at alarming rates.

Course Format

This course contains downloadable online lessons (PDF) and a practice test. When you’re ready, purchase the course by clicking the “Add To Cart” button. This will let you take the test, complete the course evaluation and receive your certificate for CE credits.

Learning Objectives

  • Discuss the prevalence of opioid use in the US
  • Describe Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome
  • Explain the benefits of the collaborative approach outlined

Course Syllabus

  • Introduction.
  • Background
  • Scope of the Problem
  • Opioid Use Trends
  • Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome
  • Guidelines for Supporting Collaborative Policy and Practice
  • Existing Guidelines
  • Need for Collaboration Among Multiple Agencies
  • Comprehensive Framework for Intervention
  • Overview of Substance-Exposed Infants (SEI) Framework
  • A Guide for Collaborative Planning
  • Building the Collaborative Team
  • Concluding Thoughts



The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) is an agency within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. SAMHSA leads public health efforts that advance the behavioral health of the nation. On SAMHSA states that its mission is to reduce the impact of substance abuse and mental illness on communities in America.

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