Course Summary

Practice Level: Intermediate – Advanced

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

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

  • 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
  • Summary


Jassin M. Jouria, MD

Jassin M. Jouria is a medical doctor, professor of academic medicine, and medical author. He graduated from Ross University School of Medicine and has completed his clinical clerkship training in various teaching hospitals throughout New York, including King’s County Hospital Center and Brookdale Medical Center, among others. Dr. Jouria  has served as a test prep tutor and instructor for Kaplan. He has developed several medical courses and curricula for a variety of educational institutions. Dr. Jouria has also served on multiple levels in the academic field including faculty member and Department Chair. Dr. Jouria continues to serves as a Subject Matter Expert for several continuing education organizations covering multiple basic medical sciences.

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