Addressing the Peril of Illicit Drug Use for Pregnancy: MAT & Integrated Care

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Trudee Ettlinger, PhD, APRN, LADC, CCS, will present on the peril of illicit drug use for pregnancy. Pregnant women with Opioid Use Disorder present with a host of special maternal care needs. Studies have found that both Methadone and Buprenorphine have helped to reduce illicit drug use behaviors and promote pre-natal care. Research also suggests that medication assisted treatment with opioid agonists may influence positive birth outcomes, however, this medical intervention must be delivered within a comprehensive and integrated set of services.

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  • Behavioral Health
  • Medications for Addiction Treatment (MAT)
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