Document Type

Report

Publication Date

2-2017

Publisher

Jacobs Institute of Women's Health / The George Washington University

Abstract

This paper examines the current literature and policy implications of substance use and substance use disorders among pregnant and parenting women. While this is not meant to serve as an exhaustive literature review on this topic, it seeks to describe: current research on health effects of substance use and substance use disorders on pregnant women1 and their children; policies and programs that help ensure that pregnant women who use substances have access to the highest quality healthcare, including prenatal care; the current barriers to accessing treatment for substance use disorders for pregnant women, including those who are incarcerated; and the impact of laws and policies regarding substance use on pregnant women and families.

Comments

White paper presented as part of the Bridging the Divide project. More information about Bridging the Divide is available from the Jacobs Institute website.

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